EU allocates €25 million in humanitarian aid for Palestinians
May 17, 2022
The EU announced €25 million in humanitarian aid to meet the basic needs of vulnerablePalestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.
Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said: “The EU continues to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people. The newly announced EU humanitarian funding will support Palestinians families’ access to basic services and assistance, which is now even more urgent due to the rising food prices and food shortages as a global consequence of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. Furthermore, we insist on the full respect for international humanitarian law and condemn the continued evictions of civilians and demolitions of their homes, schools and basic infrastructure. This needs to stop.”
Funding announced will focus on providing healthcare assistance, including mental care for trauma, to those affected by the continued violence, the ramifications of the blockade on Gaza and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding will also focus on improving access to schooling of Palestinian boys and girls to uphold their right to education.
Cash transfers will allow food insecure Palestinian households to access essential goods and services and provide for their basic needs with the dignity of choice.