Date: 02/09/2018

Arabic: العربية


The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) regrets the decision of the United States of America to stop its financial contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and thus contribute to the aggravation of the economic, social and humanitarian suffering of the Palestinian refugees.

Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, the OIC Secretary General, stressed the importance for the UNRWA to continue its vital and important role in accordance with its mandate granted by the United Nations General Assembly. He noted that the UNRWA is an international witness to the continued suffering of the Palestinian refugees and an assertion of the international community’s commitment to help them, support their inalienable rights, and keep their cause vital and effective within the responsibility of the United Nations.

Al-Othaimeen called on all world countries to continue to shoulder their responsibilities and increase the financial support and assistance provided to the UNRWA to enable it to continue its services provided to this large segment of the Palestinian people.