UK supports Palestinian refugee agency
“UNRWA is helping to improve the living standards and long-term prospects for tens of thousands of Palestinians, as well as meeting more immediate humanitarian needs with food and income support for the most vulnerable,” the minister said.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi said the multi-year support will “enable UNRWA to plan ahead to address needs on a longer term basis.”
The aid, which will fund education, ante-natal care, and cash transfers, amounts to £7.5 million already confirmed for 2012 and up to an additional £99.5 million by 2015, the statement said.
Some of the funds will be dependent of UNRWA delivering efficiency reforms, it added.