Publish date24 May 2024 - 13:23
Story Code : 636595

Jordan, Kuwait, Slovenia launch initiative to provide political support to UNRWA

Jordan, Kuwait and Slovenia have announced they have launched a political initiative on the challenges faced by the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) that were previously noted by the Security Council in April.
Jordan, Kuwait, Slovenia launch initiative to provide political support to UNRWA
Noting UNRWA's "vital role in providing life-saving humanitarian assistance and human development services to generations of Palestinian refugees in the occupied Palestinian territory" as well as in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, Hmoud told reporters that "it is important for countries to reaffirm their support for the work of the agency and its indispensable role in providing assistance and relief and send signals of strong political support for UNRWA."
He listed several aspects that would be addressed in the initiative, including "UNRWA's role in Gaza and for regional stability to its financial crisis, questions relating to the principles of neutrality, recognition of the tireless efforts of UNRWA's staff, the importance of cooperation with the agency and other aspects."
Expressing hopes to garner strong support for the initiative, he said the three countries would "address a letter to permanent representatives inviting them to join."
UNRWA was created by the UN General Assembly more than 70 years ago to assist Palestinians who were forcibly displaced from their land.
The agency provides crucial support to millions of Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and other areas where large numbers of registered Palestinians reside.
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