Prince Nayef wins UNWRA’s Distinguished Donor Prize

December 16, 2009

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinians in the Near East has awarded its Distinguished Donor prize to Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, in appreciation of his humanitarian contributions. Over the past year, Prince Nayef has overseen the Campaign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the Relief of the Palestinian People in Gaza, which has provided millions of dollars worth of relief supplies. Ms. Karen Abu Zeid, Commissioner General for the UNRWA, is scheduled to hand over the award to Prince Nayef in Riyadh on Saturday.

At a special session of the Arab League last Sunday marking the UNRWA’s 60th anniversary, Zeid noted that Arab countries have made “enormous sacrifices, political as well as economic and social,” to support the 4.7 million Palestinian refugees. She thanked Saudi Arabia for its “timely pledge of $25 million for rebuilding the Nahr El Bared Camp in Lebanon.”

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