The European Commission contributes annually to UNRWA’s regular budget, the General Fund (GF). Over the past five years, the EC contributed € 246 million to UNRWA’s GF and plans to contribute at least € 264 million over the next four years, starting with a € 66 million contribution in 2007. The European Commission’s support represents 25 per cent of UNRWA’s GF while the European Union contribution, through the European Commission and EU Member States, represents 52.5 per cent. This essential funding is mainly used to pay the salaries of the Agency’s teachers, doctors and social workers, enabling UNRWA to continue to deliver basic services to Palestine refugees in its five fields of operation.
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