Palestine: EU helps people affected by the extreme weather conditions in Gaza and the West Bank
February 26, 2020
In response to the heavy rain, floods, winds and low temperature in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in January 2020, the European Union is providing €70,000 in humanitarian funding to assist the people most affected by the cold wave.
This EU funding supports the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in delivering much needed relief and shelter assistance to the affected families, such as tarpaulins, tents, mattresses and blankets. The humanitarian aid will directly benefit 10,000 people whose houses were flooded. It will also help to provide the Red Crescent emergency teams with the needed personal protection equipment (waterproof shoes and clothes) to ensure safety of volunteers during interventions.
The funding is part of the EU’s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).