Thursday, 15 April 2021 11:02 GMT

Turkey to lead UNRWA's Advisory Commission


( MENAFN ) The Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the country will take lead in the chairmanship of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Advisory Commission for one year on July 1, Anadolu Agency reported.

"The Advisory Commission with its 27 members provides assistance and advice to the UNRWA Commissioner General," said a statement by the ministry.

The statement added: "Established by the UN General Assembly with the aim of protecting Palestinian refugees and improving their living conditions, UNRWA currently provides education to more than 530,000 students in 700 schools, health services to 3.5 million patients, food and financial assistance to 1.7 million refugees every year, as well as infrastructure support in nearly 60 refugee camps.

"Turkey, in line with the importance it places on the Palestinian issue and which has been a member of UNRWA since its establishment in 1949, strives to support the Agency to the fullest extent."

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