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:
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:
"By providing education, health, relief and protection, UNRWA is helping to improve the living standards and long-term prospects for tens of thousands of Palestinians, as well as meeting more immediate humanitarian needs with food and income support for the most vulnerable.
"I am proud to announce today that the UK is able to continue to support this vital work."
"Importantly, by providing predictable support over three years, the UK will enable UNRWA to plan ahead to address needs on a longer term basis."
Last updated: 11 Jun 2012