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Source: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
4 September 2009


PRESS RELEASE
4 September 2009

Zaragoza Regional Council in Spain has this year pledged nearly EUR€7,600 in support of UNRWA projects to improve the water and sanitation infrastructures of two refugee camps in the West Bank


Jerusalem, 4 September 2009

As in previous years, Zaragoza Regional Council in Spain has contributed funds to improve the situation of the most vulnerable families in West Bank refugee camps. In 2008, the Spanish region offered direct supported to approximately 15,000 people in the Beit Jibrin and Dheisheh camps through the rehabilitation of storm water channels, sewerage pipes and manholes.

In addition, the Council’s contribution has enabled the employment of local construction workers by the project, improving prospects for their households and families.

UNRWA’s cooperation with Zaragoza Regional Council began in 2006, when the Region committed its support of the rehabilitation of seven Special Hardship families in UNRWA’s shelters in the West Bank.


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