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Palestinians: Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13908, tabled on 4 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to provide assistance to Palestinian refugees in poverty in Syria.

Answered on

18 March 2021

The UK is a longstanding supporter of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). We recognise UNRWA's unique mandate from the UN General Assembly (UNGA), to protect and provide protection and core services to Palestinian refugees across Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The UK provided £51m to UNRWA in 2020. This includes £6m to the Regional Syria Emergency Appeal. Our support will help provide life-saving assistance for the 438,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria, 95% of whom need sustained humanitarian assistance