The European Commission and UNRWA

01 January 2009

Since the 1970s, UNRWA has worked closely with the European Union Council of Ministers and its Member States, the European Parliament and the European Commission (EC). Most importantly within the EC, with the Directorate General for External Relations, the EuropeAid Co-operation Office and the Directorate General for Humanitarian Assistance. These partnerships have indeed become indispensable – with the EC providing essential funds and support to UNRWA over four decades.

This support has enabled UNRWA to provide essential health, education, and relief services to Palestine refugees and fulfill its mission of helping them to acquire knowledge and skills, give them a healthy life, improve their living standards, uphold human rights, and work towards safeguarding their protection needs.

The European Commission and UNRWA
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