Thank you all for joining us this evening to commemorate World Health Day, which marks the launch of our regional diabetes awareness campaign. On behalf of UNRWA and our Health team, I would like to also thank our implementing partners present here today from across the region and from the Jordanian Ministry of Health.
I am honoured to be delivering closing remarks to DIHAD on its 10th anniversary - being here for the fourth consecutive time, I hope I can claim to be one of the friends of this initiative, and as such wish to congratulate its organizers and participants.
Whether you work for a large donor government, a foundation, a medical company or any organisation that wants to help; whether you are an individual with a modest income or a millionaire, you can act to help the victims of war.
Speaking yesterday at a humanitarian forum in Switzerland, UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi spoke of the vulnerability of the 500,000-strong Palestinian community in Syria, and called on donors to honour funding pledges.