UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) opened its largest new warehouse in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday with support from Riyadh.
The Agency confirmed that the construction of the warehouse is part of an agreement signed between “UNRWA” and the Saudi Fund for Development in May 2015 worth $ 62 million.
The agreement also contributed to providing funding for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of housing units and to support the development of educational and health infrastructure for UNRWA installations in Gaza.
The facility includes an open container yard, 26 warehouses, a parking area, a gas station and an administrative building.
“The realization of this impressive project in scale and scope is an important milestone for UNRWA and will have a significant impact on the Agency’s operations in support of Palestine refugees,” said UNRWA Director of Operations in Gaza Matthias Shamali.
For his part, Deputy Commissioner-General of the Agency, Christian Saunders, expressed great gratitude for the support provided by Saudi Arabia.
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