New Zealand will contribute a further NZ$1.5 million (US$1 million) to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides essential humanitarian relief and services for 5.7 million Palestinian refugees. 

Funding will go towards UNRWA’s emergency appeal for Palestine, providing essential basic services such as health care and education, particularly in Gaza.  

There are significant unmet humanitarian needs for Palestinian populations, particularly in Gaza, and this contribution brings New Zealand’s total support to UNRWA in 2018 to NZ$3.9 million.