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Source: United Kingdom
11 June 2012




11 June 2012

Britain will help provide vital services to tens of thousands of refugees across the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Alan Duncan said today.

The new UK aid will help provide health, education and other vital services to Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

The Development Minister announced the new three year package during a visit to Lebanon today. This latest round of UK aid will be delivered through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

The new support will include:

The announcement follows a visit by the minister to the Bourj al Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut to see first-hand the help that UNRWA provides.

Whilst in Beirut, he also met with UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi to discuss its reform plans, designed to further strengthen service delivery and ensure that UNRWA can best serve refugees across the region.

International Development Minister Alan Duncan said:

UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi said: As well as confirming the new funding, the minister spoke about the wider support that the UK has provided to those in the region, including medical aid, shelter and other humanitarian support to those affected by fighting in Syria, and the economic support provided to the region via the Arab Partnership.

Last updated: 11 Jun 2012


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