UNRWA receives $15 million from Saudi Fund for Development for Gaza reconstruction

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Destroyed homes (Photo credit: courtesy from Samar Abu el Ouf)

Over seven thousand families in Gaza are due to receive financial support from UNRWA, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, to repair and reconstruct their homes.

A generous donation of over $15 million dollars from the Saudi Fund for Development is making it possible for the war-damaged shelters to be rehabilitated.

The homes were damaged during the November 2012 conflict.

Refugee families are happy to receive the financial support which will enable them to return to their normal lives, says UNRWA Media Adviser Abdul Adnan Abu-Hasna.

At the same time, he says, people's lives would greatly improve with the lifting of the Blockade.

We at UNRWA we are doing our best to help the population here but all of our efforts are not enough as long as the Blockade continues to take place in the Gaza Strip. I think that we need the help of the international community to get rid of the Blockade. It will be bery fruitful if the Blockade is lifted.”

UNRWA Media Adviser Abdul Adnan Abu-Hasna.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

Duration: 1’11″

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