Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
UNRWA receives medal from King of Jordan for supporting Palestinian refugees

On Tuesday, King Abdullah II of Jordan awarded the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) a medal in recognition of its humanitarian work with Palestinian refugees. The Royal Court released a statement expressing gratitude for UNRWA’s ongoing efforts to provide assistance to refugees, as well as its commitment to caring for them. During a meeting at the Gaza Emergency Humanitarian Response Conference in Sowayma, King Abdullah emphasized the importance of supporting UNRWA to ensure it can continue its mission, while also warning about the negative consequences of obstructing its work in Gaza, which affects approximately two million refugees.

In addition, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on the world to stand together in protecting UNRWA from attacks during the same conference. Guterres highlighted the critical role that UNRWA plays not only during conflict but also after its resolution. In January, Israel accused some UNRWA workers of involvement in an attack by Hamas on Israel, leading to suspension of support from several countries including the United States. This suspension impacted UNRWA’s ability to deliver aid to Palestinian Strip. However, some countries later resumed their funding to support UNRWA’s mission in providing assistance to refugees.

By Aiden Nguyen

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