- OFID commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
OFID commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 29 marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which has been celebrated since 1979. It provides an opportunity for the international community to focus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine is still unresolved and that, as defined by the UN General Assembly, the Palestinian people are yet to attain their inalienable rights.
"OFID will continue to support the people of Palestine with a view to improving their living conditions now and providing hope for a better future. The Palestinian people know what it is to endure hardship. Their dignity in the face of prolonged adversity is an inspiration and we can all learn from it," said OFID Director-General Suleiman J Al-Herbish.
The relationship between OFID and the Palestinian people dates back to nearly four decades. During this time, OFID has provided a number of loans and grants to lay foundations for the empowerment of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as for those in refugee camps in neighboring countries.
Recognizing this, OFID places the suffering of the Palestinian people among one of its highest priorities. In uniting with the Palestinian people, OFID has co-financed hundreds of projects and programs, extending valuable lifelines to this vulnerable population as they pursue their dream of an independent and secure Palestinian State. Under its special grant program for Palestine, as of Oct 31, 2017, OFID had approved nearly US$124m to help fund a wide range of interventions.