Basil Nasr al-Kafarna (Minister of State for Emergency Relief)

Basil Nasr al-Kafarna (باسل ناصر الكفارنة) was born in Gaza’s Jabalia refugee camp in 1966. He was appointed as the Palestinian Authority’s minister of state for emergency relief in March 2024. Al-Kafarna was the UNDP’s Gaza office director between 2015-2019 and previously studied project management at Manchester University.