The Government of Austria signed a new multi-year agreement which will provide a total of EUR 9 million over three years to the UNRWA Health Programme in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, starting from 2023.
“Another decisive milestone in our long-standing cooperation with the most important international agency in the region. Today’s agreement clearly demonstrates Austria’s commitment to support Palestine Refugees, particularly in the crucial health sector. This new multi-year agreement will allow UNRWA more predictable financial planning,” said Mr. Oliver Walter, the Acting Head of the Austrian Representative Office in Ramallah.
This generous contribution allows UNRWA to continue providing vital health services, including maternal and child health care, the treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases, medication and psychosocial support. It comes at a critical time as the Agency continues to face financial challenges.
“UNRWA expresses thanks to Austria, a strong supporter of Palestine Refugees and the Agency, as it continues to seek sustainable, predictable funding. With this contribution, UNRWA will be able to reach 145,000 Palestine Refugees every year and will help women of reproductive age, children and people with chronic diseases,” said Juliette Touma, UNRWA Director of Communications.
Source : UNRWA