25 February 2009
Responding to UNRWA’s appeal for $345 million for its Quick Response Plan for Gaza, the government of Qatar has allocated $10 million for UNRWA out of $40 million which it is donating to the UN as a whole.
The donation follows the visit by the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Ms Karen AbuZayd, to Qatar on 9- 11 February. Reacting to the donation Ms AbuZayd said: “This is splendid news for the refugees of Gaza. It will enable us to help them in particular with job creation. Following this and the earlier announcement of Kuwait’s donation of $34 million we look forward to hearing more Arab expressions of support for UNRWA’s plans for Gaza at next week’s meeting of donors in Sharm Ash Shaikh.”
For more information please contact:
UNRWA Arabic Spokesperson
Office: +972 (0)2-589-0724