A new joint letter is calling on Canada to restore and increase funding of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The letter, signed by the Anglican Church of Canada, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mennonite Central Committee, Presbyterian Church, and United Church of Canada, highlights the importance of UNRWA and its urgent funding shortfalls.
We strongly urge Canada to restore its annual contribution in support of UNRWA’s work, and to increase its contribution significantly. Some Canadian churches have worked with Palestinian partners for more than six decades. The Palestinian partners with whom we work and who provide humanitarian services to Palestinian refugees tell us that UNRWA’s work in the provision of medical and educational services in the refugee camps is essential.
Full letter calling for renewed funding of UNRWA[pdf-embedder url=”https://quakerservice.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Letter-to-Minister-Bibeau-on-UNRWA-20160410.pdf”]
Download this open letter in PDF.
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