Kingdom presents UNRWA with $1.2 million

April 19, 2009

Saudi Ambassador to Jordan Fahd Alzaid today presented a check in the amount of U.S. $1.2 million to Karen AbuZayd, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).  The $1.2 million is part of Saudi Arabia’s contribution to the regular budget of the UNRWA.  In a statement to Saudi Press Agency, Ambassador Alzaid said that the Kingdom is one of the main donors to UNRWA and stressed the importance of the role played by UNRWA in serving Palestinian refugees.

Last month, the Kingdom provided a $600,000 additional support for UNRWA's projects in the Occupied Territories.