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Source: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
12 October 2011

WAMY donates food for poor refugees in Gaza

"الندوة العالمية للشباب الإسلامي" يتبرع بالغذاء لفقراء قطاع غزة

12 October 2011

UNRWA has received an in-kind contribution of canned meat for poor refugees in Gaza from the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY). The generous contribution of over 180,000 cans of corned beef, worth more than US$ 113,000 has recently arrived in Gaza where it will be distributed to poor refugees as part of the Agency’s emergency food assistance programme.

Thanking WAMY for the donation, UNRWA Representative of the Commissioner-General Mr Peter Ford remarked: “WAMY’s generosity comes at an important time for the Agency as UNRWA is currently facing critical shortages in funds for food aid distribution to the most needy refugees. This gratefully received contribution from WAMY will go towards relieving the current burden on the Agency and the refugees.”

A Riyadh-based NGO, WAMY has previously cooperated with UNRWA in Lebanon and the occupied Palestinian territory, having funded several interventions in 2009 and 2010, including scholarships in Lebanon and cash assistance for poor refugees in Jerusalem.

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For more information please contact:

Christopher Gunness
UNRWA Spokesperson
Mobile: +972 (0)54 240 2659
Office: +972 (0)2 589 0267  

Sami Mshasha
UNRWA Arabic Spokesperson
Mobile: +972 (0)54 216 8295
Office: +972 (0)2 589 0724  

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