World Bulletin / News Desk
United Nations (UN) Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) stated that the first part of wheat flour reached Gaza from Turkey.
According to a statement released from UNRWA, 12,500 tonnes of wheat worth of 6.6 million USD was contributed from the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of the Prime Ministry of Turkey (AFAD) to help more than 129 thousand families.
Commissioner-General of the UNRWA, Filippo Grandi stated that the UN agency will take the aid and distribute to the families and refugees in need in Gaza. Grandi added that the lack of food and nutrition effects the 60 percent of the population of Gaza.
Consul General of Turkey in Jerusalem, Ambassador Sakir Ozkan Torunlar stressed, "Turkey's support for UNRWA is a reflection of our support for Palestine refugees, especially those living in the impoverished Gaza Strip. We are committed to aiding the international effort to help them achieve a decent standard of living despite the difficult circumstances under which they live."
In the statement they mentioned that Turkey is one the significant financial supporter of UNRWA and said that since 2009, Turkey more than doubled its aid contribution and made it to reach 1.25 million USD in 2012.
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. Their services give education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and emergency assistance.
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