Muslim Charity provided $75,000 to UNRWA to provide two months’ supply of insulin for Type 1 diabetes therapy to 630 Palestine refugee patients in Gaza. Every year, the UNRWA health program treats approximately 52,000 Palestine refugees for diabetes. If these patients do not receive this life-saving drug, they risk developing several serious or even fatal illnesses.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) runs 22 health clinics in the Middle East to provide primary medical care to Palestine refugees. These services are provided through the agency’s family health team approach and include maternal health care, child health care, non-communicable disease care, and complete patient health monitoring.

For fifteen years, the Gaza Strip has been plagued by conflict after conflict, a rising unemployment rate, power shortages, and a siege that has hampered the movement of commodities and people. As a result, many people rely on UNRWA services, particularly health care.

“Refugees from Palestine face several challenges that prevent them from living healthy lives.” It is our obligation, with the help of our donors, to assist them in gaining access to health care and alleviating some of these burdens. Muslim Charity is congratulated for supplying UNRWA with insulin analogs, which will provide a two-month supply to 630 Palestine refugees, the majority of whom are children. This assistance is intended to improve these children’s disease management and to give them and their families hope. ” According to Thomas White, UNRWA’s Director of Operations in Gaza. 

Bakhtyar Pirzada, Vice-Chairman of Muslim Charity, stated, “Type 1 diabetes is a horrific, lifelong affliction with no known cure.” Type 1 diabetes is tough to manage since it impacts every part of a person’s life and, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications and even death. When the sick person is a child, the situation becomes far more difficult and unpleasant, and the anguish and burden on refugees are inexplicable. In this environment, UNRWA’s efforts are critical, and we are pleased to be a part of this campaign to supply insulin analogs to 630 people. “

UNRWA continues to deliver crucial healthcare services to Palestine refugees in Gaza and throughout the Middle East as a result of contributions from partners such as Muslim Charity.

As the number of registered Palestine refugees grows, so does their vulnerability and poverty, as well as their need for UNRWA services. UNRWA is nearly completely supported by voluntary contributions, and financial assistance has lagged behind the organization’s growing demands.

 As a result, UNRWA’s program budget, which supports the delivery of essential basic services, is significantly underfunded. UNRWA demands that all Member States collaborate to adequately fund the Agency’s program budget. UNRWA’s emergency programs and important projects, both of which are underfunded, are funded through separate sources.

The United Nations Relief and Works Organization (UNRWA) is a United Nations organization founded by the General Assembly in 1949 with the mission of supporting and protecting the approximately 5.7 million Palestinian refugees registered with UNRWA in its five areas of operation. 

In the absence of a just and long-term solution to their suffering, its goal is to assist Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip in reaching their full human development potential. Education, healthcare, humanitarian aid, social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, protection, and microfinance are all provided by UNRWA.

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