UNRWA seeks $1.2 billion to meet urgent needs in Gaza and West Bank — Global Issues

of funding It will cover the humanitarian response until the end of the year, with the goal of meeting the most urgent needs of 1.7 million Palestinian refugees in the war-torn Gaza Strip and more than 200,000 Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

A lifeline for millions of people

“The scars of war are visible on a large scale in Gaza. Meanwhile, violence is increasing in the West Bank,” Secretary Philippe Lazzarini said.

“It is important to support UNRWA In the provision of lifesaving humanitarian assistance and health and education development services. The past few months have proven that there is no alternative or alternative to UNRWA.

As the largest humanitarian organization on the ground in Gaza, UNRWA is at the heart of aid operations in the enclave, managing evacuation centers for more than one million people, distributing food, providing primary health care, and coordinating the delivery of aid. It is carried out.

200 days into the war, the priority now is to bring essential supplies, including food, to the Gaza Strip. In the Gaza Strip, residents have become almost entirely dependent on handouts and relief aid.

shelling continues

Meanwhile, UNRWA condemned continued “shelling and attacks” on facilities in Gaza.

UNRWA posted on social media platform It was announced that several evacuees had been evacuated.

In another social media post, the agency reported that it carried out the mission in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) were deployed to northern Gaza on Tuesday to provide life-saving medical care and water purification assistance to the people of Jabalia.

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