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UNRWA Inaugurates Saudi-Funded Health Center in Gaza

UNRWA Inaugurates Saudi-Funded Health Center in Gaza

Friday, 27 November, 2020 - 06:45

Funded by Saudi Arabia, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) inaugurated Al-Sabra Health Center in Gaza City.


UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said that UNRWA was able to build the health center with generous funding from the Kingdom through the Saudi Fund for Development.


Notably, this comes as part of an agreement signed between UNRWA and KSA in 2018 with funds worth $31 million, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).


In addition to building the Al-Sabra Health Center, the agreement also provides for the construction, furnishing, equipment and maintenance of UNRWA's schools, restoration and reconstruction of more than 250 homes, and the provision of fuel for water and sanitation facilities in Gaza.


Lazzarini pointed out that Saudi Arabia is one of the most important donors to UNRWA.


He noted that over the past five years, the Kingdom has funded the construction of seven health centers in Gaza through the Saudi Fund for Development.


It has also financed the construction of a number of schools and the reconstruction of more than 1,000 completely destroyed homes.


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