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Source: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
20 November 2008


PRESS RELEASE
19 November 2008

Catalan Development Cooperation Agency (ACCD) contributes EUR 430,000 to 2008 Emergency Appeal in the West Bank


The Catalan Development Cooperation Agency (ACCD) has signed an agreement to provide 430,000 Euros to support UNRWA's Community Mental Health Programme in the West Bank, during a signing ceremony attended by UNRWA's Commissioner General Karen AbuZayd and the Vicepresident of Generalitat of Catalonia, Rt.Hon. Josep-Lluis Carod-Rovira, in Amman.

This Agreement is intended to promote education in mental health and general welfare of Palestine refugees in the West Bank, through psycho-social support and counselling services to children, youth and parents.

This contribution to UNRWA's 2008 Emergency Appeal comes as part of a Framework Agreement signed in Barcelona earlier this year, thus extending the collaboration initiated between UNRWA and the ACCD in 2004. The ACCD has pledged a contribution to UNRWA of EUR 470,000 for 2009.


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