India pledges USD 5 million for UN Palestinian aid agency

  • India has pledged USD 5 million in assistance to the UN agency working for the welfare of Palestinian refugees to help bolster its “severe funding crisis” following US’ cut in its annual aid to UNRWA.
  • A total of 20 countries, including India, announced contributions to the 2018 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees
  • In March, India announced it will increase its annual contribution to the UNRWA from USD 1.5 million to USD 5 million from 2018-19 for a period of three years.

Important Questions:

  1. Contribution of India to UNRWA for Palestine Refugees?
  2. Headquarters of UNRWA?- Gaza City