The U.S. will contribute USD20 million to boost the reconstruction and emergency relief efforts of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The contribution will be spent primarily for the reconstruction of the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Lebanon, which was destroyed in 2007.
The funds will be used for the reconstruction of homes, health facilities and schools in the camp and to provide food, shelter, water, sanitation facilities and health care to displaced refugees.
To date, the U.S. has provided more than USD91 million to UNRWA for its reconstruction efforts in Nahr al-Bared.