FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Yousef Munayyer
WASHINGTON, D.C. (16 April 2014) – Yesterday the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development was proud to present a check for $25,000 to the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) for the purpose of aiding Palestinian refugees in Syria. The Jerusalem Fund launched an emergency appeal for this purpose earlier this year and our donors responded quickly and with tremendous generosity. The funds will be used by UNRWA to provide emergency relief to Palestinians trapped in the Yarmouk refugee camp just outside of Damascus and Palestinian refugees elsewhere in Syria. As donations continue to come in for this important cause, the Jerusalem Fund will continue its commitment to putting them to use to provide relief for Palestinian refugees in Syria.
Chairman of the Jerusalem Fund’s Board of Directors, Dr. Subhi Ali, said “This is possible today thanks to the kindness and support of our donors who responded resoundingly upon our issuing of this appeal. We at the Jerusalem Fund are grateful for their support. The Fund and its supporters appreciate the important work UNRWA is doing for Palestinian refugees throughout the region and especially in Syria at this most difficult time. We are proud to be able to further this tremendous effort through this appeal.”
Jerusalem Fund Executive Director Yousef Munayyer (left) delivers Jerusalem Fund donation to Abby Smardon, Executive Director of American Friends of UNRWA in Washington, DC
(15 April, 2014)
The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that maintains three programs. The Palestine Center hosts educational briefings and publishes analysis of the Palestinian experience and U.S. policy in the region. The Humanitarian Link provides short-term grants on a quarterly basis to humanitarian organizations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and surrounding refugee camps. The Jerusalem Fund Gallery hosts art exhibits, workshops, film screenings, concerts and more that showcase the rich artistic heritage of the region.