UNRWA needs $1.6 billion in 2022

The United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), confronting ” budget constraint“Started, on Tuesday, appealing to the international community to raise $1.6 billion in 2022.

The face of the United Nations body” Chronic budget inadequacies (…) that seriously jeopardize its ability to maintain servicesIts commissioner general, Philippe Lazzarini, said in a statement, adding that the funds would “directly contribute to the well-being of Palestinian refugees, to combat COVID-19 and to regional stability efforts.”

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At the end of 2021, UNRWA already warned that its budgetary difficulties threatened the continuity of its programs in three of its main activities: education, health and social security.

The United Nations agency specifically manages some 700 schools where 550,000 girls and boys are educated, as well as health care establishments for Palestinian refugees.

In total, it provides aid to more than five million Palestinian refugees registered with it in the Palestinian Territories, Jordan and Lebanon.

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