Australia Helps Sustain Social Services for Palestinian Refugees

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East will receive 18 million Australian dollars (USD17 million) from the Australian government to improve access of Palestinian people to health, education, housing and social services.

The three-year funding will benefit Palestinian refugees residing in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

The Australian government will also offer 50 postgraduate scholarships over the next five years to Palestinians. It will also provide some 20 million Australian dollars to a World Bank trust fund for Palestinians.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.