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UNRWAUnited Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
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UNRWA educates 530,000 Palestine refugee children at 709 elementary and preparatory schools across its five fields of operations.
In addition, the contribution will enable for the continuation of the UNRWA Newly Appointed Teachers (NAT) Programme, launched on October 5, 2018 for the International Teachers Day.
The UNRWA statement stressed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a loyal partner of UNRWA and in 2018 has become the third largest donor with a donation of $ 160 million, expressing its grateful for the Kingdom's sustained support.
"Today, I humbly ask all donors to maintain their support for UNRWA at last year's level," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said as he opened the pledging conference.
UK aid through UNRWA provides an essential humanitarian and stabilizing force in the Middle East, educating hundreds of thousands of children every year and providing healthcare to some of the most vulnerable Palestinian refugees.
[Quotation]"Palestinians will suffer the most from the cuts to UNRWA, but the whole region will feel the consequences."[Quotation]
In a statement, UNRWA spokesman Sami Mshasha said: "UNRWA has not received any official statement notifying the agency of Israeli intentions to close schools in occupied East Jerusalem".
In a statement issued on its website, it said Saudi Arabia donated more than $160 million to UNRWA in 2018, making it one of the top donors to the agency.
In addition, UNRWA provides education, health care, and social services to the population it support.
"The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) provides life-saving humanitarian aid for 5A[cedilla]4 million Palestine refugees now entering their eighth decade of statelessness and conflict.
UNRWA runs nearly 700 schools, serving more students than any other UN organization.
Egyptian Foreign Minister SamehShoukryreceivesPierre KrEnhenbE-hl, the commissioner general for the UNRWA, September 10, 2018 -- Press photo CAIRO -- 11 September 2018: Egyptian Foreign Minister SamehShoukry received Monday Pierre KrEnhenbE-hl, the commissioner general for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), to discuss ways to ease the suffering of Palestinian refugees.