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MALAYSIA’S CONTRIBUTION OF RM 5 MILLION TO PALESTINE FOR REBUILDING OF AL-RIMAL CLINIC IN GAZA AND LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTION OF USD 1 MILLION TO THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST (UNRWA

MALAYSIA’S CONTRIBUTION OF RM 5 MILLION TO PALESTINE FOR REBUILDING OF AL-RIMAL CLINIC IN GAZA AND LONG-TERM CONTRIBUTION OF USD 1 MILLION TO THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST (UNRWA)

 

 

The Government of Malaysia today concluded the Exchange of Notes with the Government of the State of Palestine for the contribution of

RM 5 million for rebuilding of Al-Rimal Clinic in Gaza. The clinic which has a COVID-19 testing laboratory was destroyed by the Israeli

attacks in May 2021. The contribution is funded by allocation from the National Disaster Relief Trust Fund (KWABBN), under the National

Disaster Management Agency (NADMA), Prime Minister’s Department.

 

This Exchange of Notes was signed by YB Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia and His Excellency Walid Abu

Ali, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Malaysia.

 

This contribution reflects Malaysia’s unwavering support for the government and people of Palestine. The incessant Israeli attacks have

destroyed public infrastructures in Gaza, including healthcare facilities providing critical healthcare services to the Palestinians amid the

COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Government of Malaysia has also decided to extend predictable long-term contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency

for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in support of the Agency’s efforts to assist Palestinians. In addition to the previous

financial contributions to UNRWA, the Government has allocated USD 1 million. This contribution will be disbursed annually in the amount

of USD200,000 from 2021 until 2025.

 

The contributions from the Government complement humanitarian efforts and assistance from Malaysia, including those undertaken by

private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as private individuals.

 

Malaysia will continue to support the Palestinian cause at the national, regional and international levels, and extend humanitarian

assistance and capacity building to Palestine.

 

PUTRAJAYA

14 OCTOBER 2021