UN Deputy Secretary-General Visits Jordan, Renews Support for UNRWA

Amman, MINA – The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, on Monday visited a number installations of the United Nations agency responsible for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

During her visit, she was accompanied by Acting UNRWA Commissioner-General, Christian Saunders, and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Jordan, Mohammed Adar.

The Deputy Secretary-General received information about the Agency’s health program and services to Palestine refugees during her visit to the Nuzha Health Centre in the north of Amman, WAFA reported.

She also received a briefing about the UNRWA education program and met with staff and Palestine refugee students at the Nuzha Elementary Girls’ School, where she also engaged with a group of students representing the school parliament from that area.

“The role that UNRWA plays in ensuring that the protection and human development of Palestine refugees is a constant priority is remarkable,” she said. “Quality health and education are key to any individual and societal well-being, and that is what I saw today in UNRWA facilities: motivated staff and inspirational children that underscore that education remains a beacon of hope for Palestinian people.”

Acting UNRWA Commissioner-General Saunders expressed appreciation for the support that the Agency receives from the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General to its mandate towards Palestine refugees.

“Today’s visit comes at a critical time when UNRWA is confronted with the worst financial crisis in its history. We know that we have an incredibly effective advocate in the Deputy Secretary-General and we highly value everything that Mohammed is doing to make sure that UNRWA receives the necessary funding so that our services to Palestine refugees continue uninterrupted,” he said.(T/R04/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)