Norway increases financial support to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

Anniken HuitfeldtPhoto: Rune Stoltz Bertinussen / NTB
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Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) is concerned about the financial situation of the UN organization for Palestinian refugees and is increasing Norway’s financial support to the organization.

Support for the UN Organization for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) is increased to a total of NOK 1.1 billion over a period of four years.

“The UNRWA has a key role to play in ensuring that the rights and basic needs of Palestinian refugees are met and is also important for stability in the Middle East,” Huitfeldt said in a press release.

She shared the news of the increased support when she met UNRWA’s Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini in Oslo on Friday.

The contribution includes NOK 700 million over four years to the organization’s core budget and NOK 400 million over four years to the humanitarian programs.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Norway increases financial support to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees"

  1. Very good to see this. Well done, Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt and Arbeidsparti government.
    Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Christian and Muslim Palestinians must be stopped.
    Christian lands around Bethlehem and Nazareth should be returned.

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