Foundation studying UN’s projects in Palestine

The Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation said on Wednesday that it would study the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) new projects to improve living conditions in Palestinian refugee camps.

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Published: Thu 21 Feb 2013, 10:07 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:59 AM

Mohammed Saeed Al Qubaisi, Head of Projects, Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, said during a meeting with Peter Ford, Representative of the UNRWA for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Commissioner, that the foundation was ready to join forces with the UN agency to launch new charitable programmes to serve Palestinian refugees.

Al Qubaisi said the foundation had carried out a raft of UNRWA-supervised humanitarian, health, and educational projects costing Dh75 million in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Currently, he added, the foundation is undertaking a health campaign to vaccinate 300,000 Palestinian children against Pulmonary inflammation, tuberculosis (TB) and polio.

The three-year preventive health programme is scheduled to be completed by the yearend.

On his part, Ford presented a number of projects that need funding including a 32-class school in Gaza with an estimated cost of $2 million to accommodate 2,000 pupils. According to him, health and educational facilities were in desperate need of overhaul and reconstruction.

The UNRWA representative also sought financial aid of $9 million to provide urgent relief and cash aid to Palestinian refugees in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon due to the extraordinary circumstances in these host countries.

The foundation promised to study these projects and submit recommendations for participation to its Board of Trustees for action.


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