India upsurges donation for Palestinian refugees

By Monitoring Desk
Thursday – March 29, 2018
NEW DELHI (India): In response to a united nations relief and works agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) in the near east flash appeal, the government of India (GoI) has increased its “annual contribution” for UNRWA from $1.25 million to five million dollars from 2018-19 for three years, an Indian foreign office (FO) statement said on Wednesday.

According to details, India made this announcement of this “substantive increase of annual contribution” to UNRWA at the extraordinary ministerial conference held in Rome on March 15, 2018.

This enhancement was made in the backdrop of the unprecedented financial crisis being faced by UNRWA, which has been delivering valuable public services to Palestinian refugees around the world.

The four-fold increase in Indian contribution is based on India’s commitment to enhance support to UNRWA at the non-aligned movement (NAM) ministerial meeting on Palestine on September 19, 2017.

It is also part of the enhanced engagement with Palestine, particularly in the wake of Indian prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s first ever historic visit to Palestine on February 10, 2018.