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UNITED NATIONS, October 15 (Itar-Tass) — Russia will allocate additionally 2 million dollars for Palestinian refugees next year, Vitaly Churkin, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, told the UN Security Council meeting on Monday. He said the funds would be allocated along the lines of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
“A lump-sum voluntary contribution of 2 million dollars will be made to the agency’s budget in 2013,” the Russian permanent representative said. He recalled that Russia in recent years granted to Palestine three tranches 10 million dollars each as “humanitarian financial assistance in the areas of education and public health” in addition to food aid supplied along the lines of the World Food Program.
Besides, 150 scholarships are granted to Palestinians in Russia, Churkin noted. “Over 500 Palestinian students now study in Russia,” he said, adding that the Russian authorities participate in educational projects on the territory of the Palestinian Authority. “A secondary school for Palestinian children in Bethlehem is to be opened this year,” said the Russian permanent representative to the UN.