PUTRAJAYA OCT.14: The Malaysian Government today contributed RM5 million to the Government of the State of Palestine to rebuild Al-Rimal Clinic in Gaza that was destroyed by the Israel attacks in May 2021.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, the contribution to rebuild the clinic which has a COVID-19 testing laboratory is funded by allocation from the National Disaster Relief Trust Fund (KWABBN) under the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA), Prime Minister’s Department.
“The government of Malaysia has concluded the Exchange of Notes with the Government of Palestine today and it was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and His Excellency Walid Abu Ali, Ambassasor of the State of Palestine to Malaysia.
“The contribution reflects Malaysia’s unwavering support for the government and people of Palestine. The Israel attacks have destroyed the public infrastructures in Gaza including healthcare facilities providing critical healthcare services to the Palestinians and the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the Ministry in a statement here today.
The statement added, the Government of Malaysia has also decided to extend predictable long-term contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in support of the Agency’s efforts to assist Palestinians.
“In addition to the previous financial contributions to UNRWA, the Government has allocated USD 1 million. This contribution will be disbursed annually in the amount of USD200, 000 from 2021 until 2025,” the statement added.
The statement added, the contributions from the government complement humanitarian efforts and assistance from Malaysia including those undertaken by private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as private individuals. –Malaysia World News