The Government of the People’s Republic of China made a vital contribution of personal protective equipment including surgical masks, protective face masks, sterilized surgical gloves, medical eye covers, medical protective smocks, and face shields to assist Palestine refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), today said a press release.
This donation will enable UNRWA to better safeguard Palestine refugees from COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria with industry-standard safety equipment, it explained.
This contribution from the Government of China sends a clear message of solidarity to Palestine refugees, who have been made increasingly vulnerable by the pandemic and conflict, said the UNRWA press release.
In referencing their support to the UNRWA, Ambassador Guo Wei, Head of the Office of the People’s Republic of China to the State of Palestine, said,
In addition to the subject in-kind contribution, China has already pledged $1 million to support the delivery of emergency food assistance to nearly one million abject and absolute poor Palestine refugees in Gaza.
Source: The Palestine Chronicle