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UPA Earns Sixth Consecutive Top Rating from Charity Navigator

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UPA Earns Sixth Consecutive Top Rating from Charity Navigator

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2016 - United Palestinian Appeal has received the coveted four-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. This is the sixth consecutive time that UPA has earned this top distinction.

On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator upgraded its methodology for rating each charity's financial health, further substantiating the financial health of its four-star charities.

Further information about UPA and its current and past ratings are available on the Charity Navigator page for UPA.

United Palestinian Appeal, www.helpupa.org, works to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians, particularly those in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and refugee camps throughout the Middle East, and to contribute to the long-term socioeconomic and cultural development of Palestinian society.

Established in 1978, UPA is the oldest Palestinian-American non-profit organization working to support Palestinians. Throughout the years, UPA has allocated close to $120 million for projects and programs in support of its mission. UPA has maintained its integrity as a strictly humanitarian organization, independent of any political affiliation or ideology. UPA's areas of focus are health and wellness, education, and community and economic development.

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