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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)
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
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.
14 OCTOBER 2021