No: 153, 31 May 2018, Press Release Regarding Turkey’s Additional Contribution Of 10 Million Usd To Unrwa In Support Of Palestine Refugees

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 31.05.2018

Turkey has transferred 10 million USD to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), in addition to its yearly voluntary contribution to the Agency.

Our contribution will support the uninterrupted continuation of the Agency's services such as health and education provided to 5.3 million Palestinian refugees.

In our efforts to alleviate the current financial problems of the Agency, we also continue our contributions in other areas. These include the increase of our flour aid to UNRWA to 26,000 tons and a national donation campaign for Palestinians that was launched by the Prime Ministry on 18 May.

Furthermore, following the recent incidents at the Gaza Strip, we have decided to grant 1.2 million USD to the World Health Organization for its use in situations requiring urgent medical assistance.

Turkey will continue its contributions in order to support a dignified and humane life for our Palestinian brothers and sisters, in the period ahead. We will also stand for the Palestinian Cause in all platforms.

Hakan Çakıl Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 16:00 / Kon. 09:00 - 14:00

1/1/2018 1/1/2018 New Year
1/6/2018 1/6/2018 Armenian Orthodox Christmas Day
2/9/2018 2/9/2018 St Maroun Day
2/14/2018 2/14/2018 Rafiq Hariri Memorial Day
3/25/2018 3/25/2018 Feast of Annunciation
3/30/2018 3/30/2018 Good Friday (Western Church)
4/1/2018 4/2/2018 Easter Sunday
4/6/2018 4/6/2018 Holy Friday (Orthodox Church)
5/1/2018 5/1/2018 Labor Day
5/6/2018 5/6/2018 Martyr's Day
5/25/2018 5/25/2018 Resistance and Liberation Day
6/15/2018 6/16/2018 Eid Al-Fitr (Ramadan)
8/15/2018 8/15/2018 Assumption of Mary
8/21/2018 8/22/2018 Aid Al-Adha (Date varies according to Lunar cycle)
9/11/2018 9/11/2018 Hijri New Year
9/20/2018 9/20/2018 Ashoura Day
11/20/2018 11/20/2018 The Birth of Prophet Mohammed
11/22/2018 11/22/2018 Independence Day
12/25/2018 12/25/2018 Christmas Day