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Mideast: additional 3.5 mn euros to UNRWA from Italy

Sep 12

Mideast: additional 3.5 mn euros to UNRWA from Italy

Italy has approved further aid worth 3.5 million euros for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNWRA for programs in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, the Italian Consulate General in Jerusalem announced. IT stressed that the decision was taken ''in line with Italy's consolidated support'' for UNWRA and ''in light of the latter's financial difficulties''.

The contribution - explained the Consulate - to the ''financial engagement already allocated by Italy for the Agency, in total (over 14 million dollars in 2017) sets our country in 14th place for contributions to the agency''.

''UNRWA continues to play an indispensable role, providing essential services to over five million Palestinian refugees'', it concluded. ''Its action contributes in a concrete way to regional stability''.

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