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Qatar Donates $1.5 Million In Aid To Gaza

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Qatar Charity has donated $1.5 million to support food aid in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced this on Wednesday.

In a statement, the UNRWA said; "Qatar Charity contributed US$ 1.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency's food assistance in Gaza."

"Some 90,300 food-insecure persons living in the blockaded Gaza Strip will be able to meet their most basic food requirements for three months (one quarter) in this round of aid distribution."

"As the blockade enters its fifteenth year, unemployment levels continue to increase each year with every graduation cycle. This dire unemployment situation compounds an already fragile economy, deteriorated infrastructure, internal political divisions and repeated cycles of conflict."

"We believe that UNRWA food assistance to Palestine refugees provides them with food security and maintains their dignity."

Also, the Director of UNRWA, Thomas White, said in a statement, noting that the support of Qatar Charity indicates a high commitment to the humanitarian values and engagement in the international development.

UNRWA was established in 1949 to provide assistance and protection to refugees in five areas, including Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza.

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter, sports column writer, opinion and profile writer. He tweets via @...

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