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Saudi Arabia to contribute $50 million to UNRWA

Nov. 28, 2018 11:43 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 30, 2018 11:14 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Saudi Arabia announced, on Wednesday, it will contribute $50 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

During a press conference, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Rabiah, the Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), told the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krahenbuhl, about the contribution.

UNRWA has faced a financial crisis this past year after the United States announced in mid-January the reduction of financial support to UNRWA from $350 million to $60 million, in order "to urge the Palestinians to resume negotiations with Israel."

The contributions from the U.S. made up a third of the agency's budget, according to UNRWA's website.

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