India announces to contribute $ 1 mn to UNRWA

Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2009 - 23:09

New Delhi: India on Monday announced its decision
to contribute one million dollars to the United Nations Relief
and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in the Near

The decision has been conveyed by Minister of State for
External Affairs Shashi Tharoor to Commissioner General of
UNRWA Karen AbuZayd in a letter, External Affairs Ministry
said in a statement.

UNRWA is marking its 60th anniversary this year and the
contribution is in keeping with India`s consistent and
principled support for the people of Palestine.

In January 2009, in response to an UNRWA Flash Appeal,
India had made a special assistance of one million dollars for
relief work in Gaza Strip.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, October 12, 2009 - 23:09

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