Last week, the Brazilian government sent US$ 500,000 to the field of Palestinian refugees of Nahr El-Bared, in the north of Lebanon, through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The UNRWA provides assistance to more than 4.5 million people.
According to the ambassador of Brazil in Beirut, Paulo Roberto Tarrisse de Fontoura, “Brazil is glad in participating of the efforts of the international community to support the vital actions of the UNRWA aiming to the recovery of the field of Nahr El-Bared. This contribution reaffirms our commitment with the request of help of the Lebanese government and with the Palestinian cause”.
In December of 2008, Brazil had already donated US$ 200,000 to the same refugees´ field.
Last year, other US$ 200,000 were sent to the agency of the United Nations.
The UNO informed that six schools will be built in there. Three already had the works begun.
Brazil has one of the principal Arab communities of the world, with nearly 12 million people, of which 60 thousand are Palestinians.