(AGI) Rome, Oct 8 - Italian Cooperation is to provide furtherfunding to UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agencyfor Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The DirectorateGeneral has approved the grant of a multilateral emergencycontribution of 2.18 million euros, which will support theproject "Ensuring food assistance to Palestine refugees inUNRWA Social Safety Net Programme in Gaza". The Italiancontribution forms part of the broader "Social Safety NetProgramme", active in all areas where the UN agency operatesand that aims to meet the basic food needs of the mostvulnerable Palestinian refugees. In detail, food, includingflour, rice, sugar, cooking oil and milk powder will bedistributed to about 100,000 refugees living in the Gaza Stripin the first half of 2016. In addition, the wages of 96 socialworkers will be covered for a period of seven months. Theseworkers are responsible for the delivery of essential servicesto the Palestinian people and in particular to orphans, theyoung and the old. (AGI).