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

Saudi Arabia donates 15 tonnes of dates to Palestine refugees in Lebanon

المملكة العربية السعودية تتبرع بـ15 طناً من التمور للشعب الفلسطيني في لبنان

1 July 2011

In line with its humanitarian efforts and continuous support to Palestine refugees, and on the occasion of the upcoming month of Ramadan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated 15 tonnes of dates to UNRWA for distribution to Palestine refugees living in Lebanon.

The dates were officially handed over at the Saudi Embassy in Beirut in the presence of His Excellency Mr Ali Awad Osseiri, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Lebanon, Mr Salvatore Lombardo, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon and Mr Mohmoud Al Assadi, the Charge' d'affairs at the PLO representation in Lebanon.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had pledged US$ 25 million for the reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared camp in North Lebanon.

The Kingdom has also increased its annual contribution to UNRWA’s General Fund to US$ 5.2 million as of 2011.

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