Canada announces US$70 million to support Palestinian refugees

Canadian Minister of International Development, Karina Gould, has announced CA$90 million (US$70 million) over three years to support Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. 

This funding will be given to the 'United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East' (UNRWA) and will be used to provide education and healthcare to Palestinian refugees, especially women and children. Furthermore, the funding will be used to provide "emergency life-saving assistance to an estimated 465,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria and Lebanon".

Press release - Global Affairs Canada