PRESS RELEASE

 No. 45/95 New York, 14 September 1995

GERMAN SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIAN REFUGEES

The German Government attaches great importance to the unimpeded continuation of the peace process in the Middle East.  To keep up the momentum of the peace process, the German Ministry for Foreign Affairs decided to contribute DM 6,5 million (approx. US-$ 4,3 million) to the elementary and preparatory education program for Palestinian refugees (including the Wadi Seer Training Centre in Jordan) which is implemented by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).'

With this contribution Germany continues its efforts to alleviate the fate of refugees in the Near East in cooperation with UNRWA.  German contributions to UNRWA educational programs have added up to more than DM 181 million (approx. US-$ 122 million) since 1970.