UNRWA: 720 refugee families in Gaza receive support for reconstruction and repair works

UNRWA: 720 refugee families in Gaza receive support for reconstruction and repair works

The United Nations Agency for Work and Relief of Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said that over US$ 5 million would be distributed to hundreds of families in Gaza whose houses were destroyed during Israel's assault on Gaza in 2014.

AhlulBayt News Agency - The United Nations Agency for Work and Relief of Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said that over US$ 5 million would be distributed to hundreds of families in Gaza whose houses were destroyed during Israel's assault on Gaza in 2014.

The UNRWA revealed in a statement on Wednesday that US$ 2.65 million would be allocated for the reconstruction of totally damaged homes and US$ 2.42 for the repair of severely damaged homes.

The UNRWA said that 720 Families of refugees all over the Gaza Strip would be benefited from this fund and that Palestinian families would be able to get cash payments via banks during this week.

After 2014 Israeli aggression on Gaza, 247 million dollars were pledged to support the UNRWA’s emergency shelter project. UNRWA’s program needs additional 720 million dollars in order to be accomplished. This means a shortage of 473 million dollars resulted.

UNRWA is confronted with an increased demand for services resulting from a growth in the number of registered Palestine refugees, the extent of their vulnerability and their deepening poverty. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions and financial support has been outpaced by the growth in needs. As a result, the UNRWA Programme Budget, which supports the delivery of core essential services, operates with a large shortfall,  projected for 2016 to stand at US$ 81 million. UNRWA emergency programmes and key projects, also operating with large shortfalls, are funded through separate funding portals.

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip achieve their full human development potential, pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. UNRWA services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, protection and microfinance .



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