Middle East German Federal Government announces 45 million Euro in new contributions to UNRWA for Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank

25 March 2024 | AMMAN – Germany is providing 45 million Euro for UNRWA’s operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank, Parliamentary State Secretary Niels Annen of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) said today in Amman.

The announced regional contributions include 15 million Euro to support essential health and education services to Palestine Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, 7 million Euro for Cash-for-Work activities for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon provided by the BMZ as well as 23 million Euro for Emergency Cash Assistance to Palestine Refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria as well as General Food Assistance in the West Bank provided by the Federal Foreign Office.

UNRWA continues to play a vital and indispensable regional role. While today’s new contributions are part of our regular cross-regional support to UNRWA, Germany has made clear, that future engagement with UNRWA in Gaza will depend on the progress of the OIOS investigation and the Independent Review”, Annen said.