United States support for Palestinian refugees


Richard Boucher, Spokesman

Washington, DC, February 27, 2004
 – President George W. Bush on February 25, 2004 authorized the Department of State to use up to $20 million from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund to assist Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This contribution is in response to the agency's $193 million 2004 emergency appeal to fund food, shelter, health, and other humanitarian needs of the over 1.5 million Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza. The United States is the largest bilateral donor to UNRWA. We encourage other donors to contribute urgently to this emergency appeal.


Document symbol: 2004/208
Document Type: Text
Country: United States of America
Subject: Assistance, Humanitarian relief, Refugees and displaced persons
Publication Date: 27/02/2004