Generous support from Saudi Arabia begins to implement large-scale maintenance projects: UNRWA

Generous support from Saudi Arabia begins to implement large-scale maintenance projects: UNRWA
Pierre Krähenbühl, the commissioner general of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA speaks during a press conference at the UNRWA headquarters in Amman. (File photo/AFP)
Updated 14 April 2019

Generous support from Saudi Arabia begins to implement large-scale maintenance projects: UNRWA

Generous support from Saudi Arabia begins to implement large-scale maintenance projects: UNRWA

JEDDAH: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), with the support of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development, has embarked on a number of extensive maintenance projects, involving 268 schools and health centers in Syria, Jordan, Gaza, Lebanon and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
In a statement, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl praised the support from the Kingdom, noting that many of the agency’s buildings needed maintenance.
“Saudi Arabia is currently the third largest donor to UNRWA. It has donated $800 million since 1994, which is a clear signal of support for Palestinian refugees and their dignity and well-being,” he said.
Regular maintenance and upgrading of UNRWA facilities are key to the health and safety of children, men and women attending schools and health centers, he added.