Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development will finance refugee housing in Rafah, Gaza, to the tune of US$ 70 million. The Rafah housing project, which began in 2005, has been halted for the last three years by the Israeli blockade.
The Saudi Ambassador, HE Mr Fahad Al-Zaid, has presented UNRWA with a cheque for $800,000 representing the balance on the Kingdom’s annual payment for UNRWA’s regular programmes in 2010 of $2 million, which was announced last December.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated 15 tonnes of dates to UNRWA for Palestine refugees living in Lebanon. The donation comes in time for the upcoming Ramadan period, when the daily fast is traditionally broken with the eating of dates.
On 27 June, Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr John Ging, welcomed the final shipment of flour donated generously by the Saudi Campaign for the Relief of the Palestinian People for Gaza (Saudi Campaign) in a ceremony at UNRWA’s warehouse in the Gaza Strip.
On 26 May, a convoy of 49 trucks carrying 1159 tons of flour, generously donated by the Saudi Campaign for the Relief of the Palestinian People for Gaza (Saudi Campaign), stopped in Amman on its way to Gaza.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has made a contribution of US$ 25 million to the United Nations Relief & Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), for the reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared camp in North Lebanon.