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Indian Contributed $5 Million to UNRWA

Current context: India has contributed $5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on 7th August 2019.
Indian Contributed $5 Million to UNRWA 
  • India gave the amount for Palestinian Refugees to the UN Palestine refugee agency for the organisation's work.
  • India has increased its annual contribution from $1.25 million in 2016 to $5 million in 2018 & 2019.
  • The first-ever visit of an Indian Premier to Ramallah was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Palestine in February 2018.
  • UNRWA was established in 1949 and began operations from 1950 of carrying out social services of providing education, health and relief measures and emergency humanitarian assistance for Palestine refugees.
  • UNRWA has 5 areas of operations that includes Lebanon, West Bank, Jordan, Syria, and the Gaza Strip.


Q.1 The United Nations Relief and Works Agency provides assistance to?
a. Rohingya refugees
b. Hindu refugees from Pakistan
c. Minorities in India
d. Palestinian Refugees
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