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UNRWA thanks Saudi Arabia for building a school, health center in Bethlehem, West Bank

August 17, 2021
Director of West Bank Operations at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Gwyn Lewis. — courtesy UN News/Matthew Wells
Director of West Bank Operations at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Gwyn Lewis. — courtesy UN News/Matthew Wells

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Director of West Bank Operations at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Gwyn Lewis has expressed her appreciation for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s generous support, through the Saudi Fund for Development, in building a school for boys and a health center in Aydah Camp in Bethlehem, West Bank.

During the inauguration Monday, Lewis said that the project, which was financed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with $4.110 million, is one of other projects currently being funded by the Kingdom, adding that this generous Saudi contribution enables UNRWA to improve the educational environment of 467 students registered at the Aydah School for boys.

According to an UNRWA statement, the generous grants provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2013 contributed to establishing and rehabilitating 39 UNRWA-affiliated institutions in the West Bank, including schools and health centers.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided more than $800 million to UNRWA, making it one of the biggest donors and supporters to the UN agency. — SPA


August 17, 2021
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