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QC signs $1.5mn agreement with UNRWA to support Gaza food aid

QC signs $1.5mn agreement with
UNRWA to support Gaza food aid

Tribune News Network
Qatar Charity (QC) on Monday signed an agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to contribute $1.5 million to the agency’s food assistance programme in Gaza.
The contribution will enable UNRWA to continue providing food assistance to Palestine refugees in Gaza. The agency currently provides some 1 million Palestine refugees in the besieged Gaza Strip with food assistance. The agreement reflects Qatar’s commitment to supporting vital and life-saving services provided by UNRWA.
Marc Lassouaoui, UNRWA chief of Donor Relations, said: “On behalf of the agency, I would like to thank the government of Qatar and Qatar Charity for the generosity and continuous support towards UNRWA. Qatar has increased its annual contribution to the Agency in the past years through its humanitarian organisations.”
For his part, Director of the Relief and Partnerships Department in Qatar Ahmed Al Rumaihi welcomed QC’s partnership with UNRWA.
“Qatar Charity is keen to strengthen its partnerships with the United Nations agencies and international organisations to reach the largest number of beneficiaries, especially those most in need,” said Rumaihi.
He said the partnerships with the United Nations organisations were strengthened, especially in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as QC is keen to ease the suffering of the affected within the framework of its continued global efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19.
The contribution bolsters UNRWA’s efforts to support refugee families during the COVID-19, boosting the agency’s comprehensive COVID-19 response, which includes home delivery of food aid and medication to mitigate the spread of the virus.
UNRWA provides life-saving services to some 5.6 million Palestine refugees registered with the agency across its five fields of operation, including Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Its services include education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, protection and microfinance.