Gaza, August 03 (QNA) - The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced that it will increase the number of beneficiaries of its aid in the Gaza Strip at the beginning of next year.
Director of UNRWA Affairs in the Gaza Strip Thomas White said that UNRWA will increase the number of beneficiaries of food aid by about 30,000 new refugees in the Gaza Strip by the beginning of 2023.
White added that despite the difficult financial crisis that UNRWA is going through, he is happy with the achievements they have accomplished noting that the war in Ukraine had its impact on foodstuffs in general, which in turn impacted the provision of food aid by the Agency.
Moreover, he explained that the food aid brought by UNRWA to Gaza increased its cost by about 42% this year.
The director pointed out that the number of refugees who need food aid and who do not have a source of income is increasing, explaining that in the past UNRWA could not increase the number of beneficiaries of food aid due to financial shortages.
Furthermore, White stressed that a meeting was held with local community leaders, and thus the number of beneficiaries will be increased by about 30,000, to be reviewed again by the middle of next year.
It is worth noting that UNRWA provides assistance and protection to Palestinian refugees in its five areas of operation in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, where approximately 4.7 million Palestinian refugees live in the Agencys areas of operation, and all of these refugees are eligible for Its services, including education, health care, social services, housing, simple loans, and emergency aid. (QNA)
03 August 2022
UNRWA Announces Increased Number of Beneficiaries in Gaza
General, Arab Affairs, Palestine
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