UAE call for more help to Palestinian refugees

NEW YORK — The UAE issued a strong call yesterday to intensify global efforts to alleviate sufferings of Palestinian refugees.

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Published: Sun 18 Nov 2007, 9:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:38 AM

In a statement, Hamad Obaid Al Zaabi, Member of the UAE delegation at UN, asked the participating countries to double their contribution to strengthen the budget of United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA).

Addressing the fourth committee of the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly debating political issues related to UNRWA, Al Zaabi said that UAE follows up with keenness, the efforts of UNRWA in ensuring humanitarian help and relief for over 4.6 million Palestinian refugees.

Al Zaabi expressed the UAE’s concern about the deteriorating living conditions of the Palestinian refugees in the camps scattered across Lebanon. He said the continuous acts of violence had uprooted many refugees, especially during the past few months.

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