EU celebrates Ramadan with Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza
May 3, 2021
The European Union and the Palestinian Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) celebrate Ramadan with the most vulnerable Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. They visited Beit al-Ajdad elderly home in Jericho on 29 April, and scheduled to organise a similar event in Gaza this week. The visits mark the start of the joint Ramadan events for vulnerable Palestinian families.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Iftars could not be organised this year. Instead, around 650 food and hygiene parcels will be distributed to 530 families and 16 care centres and shelters hosting elderly, orphans and people with disability in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The holy month of Ramadan is the occasion for solidarity towards the Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) beneficiaries who are hit hardest by the pandemic, socially and economically.
In this context, the EU Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff and the Minister of Social Development Ahmad Majdalani visited the Beit Al-Ajdad Elderly home. At the end of the visit European Union Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff said, “Our joint efforts with the Palestinian Authority throughout the year but also during Ramadan will hopefully provide some relief to the children, women and men who would otherwise risk being left behind. Team Europe remains committed to supporting the Palestinian people in their quest for health, security, peace, and independence. This is the unified position of Team Europe”.