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Saudi Arabia a strategic partner within UN support for Palestine refugees, amid concern over escalating violence

In a first since 2020, UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini visited Saudi Arabia upon 28 and 29 The month of january at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Longtime Saudi solidarity with Palestine asylum seekers topped the agenda associated with his talks with the Vice Minister for Foreign Matters, Waleed ElKhereji, and the Supervisor-General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Middle, Dr . Abdallah al Rabeea.  

Recent escalation concerning 

“We at UNRWA look forward to working closely along with Saudi Arabia, as a strategic partner, on ensuring that the particular lives of the refugees, especially children and youth, continue being transformed positively through education and learning, healthcare and other services which the agency offers. ”  “Education and modern-day skills are the most effective tools that the international neighborhood can offer to young Palestine refugees, ” he mentioned. “By helping them develop their future, we would become sending them a message they are not alone. ”  “The regarding events that are unfolding on the western part of the country Bank are a stark tip that the stability of the region is often hanging by a thread , ” said Mr. Lazzarini.   Mr. Lazzarini stressed the importance for UNRWA to work alongside Saudi Arabia as a tactical partner, particularly in locations such as youngsters development and empowerment, as well as promoting regional peace and stability .  

Helping critical services 

A terrorist attack outside a Jerusalem synagogue on Friday left at least seven Israelis dead plus three injured, while 9 Palestinians were killed during an Israeli raid concentrating on suspected militants on a Western Bank refugee camp the previous day.   Most discussions during his two-day mission explored ways for your UN agency to co-operate with Saudi entities on youth empowerment and work.   The Commissioner-General again acknowledged how the necessary Saudi contribution of million at the end of last year had been directly allocated to UNRWA’s primary programme budget and helped maintain critical services in order to Palestine refugees.   A later meeting with the particular Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research plus Islamic Studies, His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal, focused on the fragility from the situation in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the worrying escalation a week ago.  


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