India pledged USD 5 million in 2019 to the UN Palestine refugee agency. The agency’s difficult financial situation due to voluntary contributions from a limited donor base and called for ensuring sustained fiscal support for its work.
India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu the government increased its annual financial contribution fourfold to the UNRWA core budget from USD 1.25 million in 2016 to USD 5 million in 2018.
They attended a meeting of the General Assembly Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). They mark of India’s solidarity with the Palestine refugees. India’s support for UNRWA’s work is providing assistance to about 5.4 million Palestine refugees to help them achieve their full human development potential.
As part of the Government of India’s ongoing assistance programmes in Palestine to strengthen capacity-building efforts focused on institutions, services, and training personnel. The country is providing 150 places for Palestinian professionals every year under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation program.
During the last five years, under an India-Palestine development partnership, 17 agreements signed in the fields of agriculture, health care, information technology, youth affairs, consular affairs, women’s empowerment, and media.