In response to the ongoing violence across Palestine and the high number of civilian casualties, the European Commission is contributing €200,000 in humanitarian aid for emergency relief to 54,000 people.
The EU-funding will support the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in delivering immediate assistance through 24/7 emergency medical services in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It will help restock supplies of medicines and equipment in warehouses, hospitals and first aid posts, and ensure ambulance services can continue their essential work.
5000 Palestinian Red Crescent volunteers, including members of the emergency medical teams who have been deployed since the start of crisis, will be insured and provided with protective equipment. This is needed to ensure their safety and provide cover in a context of extreme violence and limited capacities to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
The Office of the European Union Representative (West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA)