In our press release of 17 December 2012 titled, “Humanitarian needs rising as residents flee fighting, seek safety in UNRWA schools”, we omitted to include in the list of UNRWA’s partners, the Syrian Government’s General Authority for Palestine Refugees (GAPAR). This omission occurred in error and is sincerely regretted.
GAPAR remains UNRWA’s principal humanitarian partner in Syria. Its support and cooperation is essential for the Agency’s programmes and operations, including the ongoing response to the present situation. The omission from the press release of 17 December does not in any way diminish the Agency’s appreciation or GAPAR’s exemplary record in supporting UNRWA and Palestine refugees over the decades.
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