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Indian Contributed $5 Million to UNRWA

Current context: India has contributed $5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on 7th August 2019.
Indian Contributed $5 Million to UNRWA 
  • India gave the amount for Palestinian Refugees to the UN Palestine refugee agency for the organisation's work.
  • India has increased its annual contribution from $1.25 million in 2016 to $5 million in 2018 & 2019.
  • The first-ever visit of an Indian Premier to Ramallah was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Palestine in February 2018.
  • UNRWA was established in 1949 and began operations from 1950 of carrying out social services of providing education, health and relief measures and emergency humanitarian assistance for Palestine refugees.
  • UNRWA has 5 areas of operations that includes Lebanon, West Bank, Jordan, Syria, and the Gaza Strip.

Question: 

Q.1 The United Nations Relief and Works Agency provides assistance to?
a. Rohingya refugees
b. Hindu refugees from Pakistan
c. Minorities in India
d. Palestinian Refugees
Indian Contributed $5 Million to UNRWA Indian Contributed $5 Million to UNRWA Reviewed by Neha Verma on August 08, 2019 Rating: 5

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