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Italy contributes €1.9m to UNRWA's health program in Gaza

May 6, 2019 11:29 A.M. (Updated: May 9, 2019 10:52 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Government of Italy contributed 1.9 million Euros to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to support the provision of primary health care at six health centers in the besieged Gaza Strip for a period of six months in 2019.

According to an UNRWA press release, this contribution will help provide some 450,000 medical consultations and benefit approximately 340,000 Palestinian refugees.

Expressing his gratitude, Marc Lassouaoui, Chief of Donor Relations, UNRWA Department of External Relations and Communications, thanked Italy for its “continued and generous support towards our health program in Gaza at this time of great need.”

Lassouaoui added, “This contribution will help us ensuring the provision of health care which directly contributes towards the human development of Palestine refugees.”

The Consul General of Italy to Jerusalem, Fabio Sokolowicz, restated Italy’s longstanding support of the health sector in Palestine, underscoring the crucial importance of ensuring primary health care in the Gaza strip.

Sokolowicz said, “Since 2012 alone, the Government of Italy has contributed over 60 million Euros that enabled UNRWA to continue providing vital services to Palestine refugees.”

Cristina Natoli, Head of Office, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) also said, “Through this project, AICS reaffirms both its commitment as a lead donor agency in the health sector in Palestine and its dedication to supporting Palestine refugees in Gaza.”

Following the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the United Nations founded UNWRA, to help resettle nearly 700,000 Palestinians after the Arab-Israeli war; UNRWA says that there are 5.3 million Palestinian refugees in the world.

UNRWA currently provides services to some 5 million Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the occupied Palestinian territories, and the besieged Gaza Strip.
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