Azerbaijan has allocated $200,000 in support of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which is currently undergoing a financial crisis.
"Given the fact that Azerbaijan always stands by the Palestinian people in difficult times and remains loyal to Islamic solidarity, the assistance in the amount of $200,000 was allocated in October 2018 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East � UNRWA, which is currently facing financial difficulties," Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
UNRWA's 2018 budget deficit has posed a serious risk to the normal functioning of the Agency and the sustainability of its programs. In this regard, the international community is conducting a variety of campaigns in support of UNRWA, and some countries are taking measures to further assist the Agency.
UNRWA was established as a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly pursuant to General Assembly resolution 302 (IV) of 8 December 1949 and commenced operations on 1 May 1950. The Agency provides vital humanitarian aid and social services to over five million Palestinian refugees in the Middle East.
Source: International Islamic News Agency