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Canada provides financial assistance to Palestinian refugees

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Eng361OTTAWA (PNIC):-The Canadian government announced that it intends to provide emergency financial assistance to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is suffering from a severe financial crisis due to United States suspending its funding.

The Canadian Foreign Ministry released a statement on Friday, confirming that Canada’s support of up to $50 million over two years for Palestinian refugees through the UNRWA.

Of the support announced, up to $40 million will contribute to meeting the basic education, health and livelihood needs of millions of Palestinian refugees, especially women and children. The funding will also contribute to stability in the region by providing basic services to people whose needs would otherwise be unmet.

Furthermore, up to $10 million of Canada’s support will provide emergency life-saving assistance to more than 460,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria and Lebanon, through UNRWA’s Emergency Appeal for the Syria regional crisis. 

Along the same line, Canada will also provide up to $12.5 million for Right to Play International.

With support from the Government of Canada, Right to Play International will collaborate with UNRWA to help create a more inclusive environment for Palestinian refugee children and to respond to existing educational gaps and needs in the West Bank and Gaza.

 
 
 
 
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