President of the European Commission meets President of Egypt in Cairo

November 20, 2023
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President von der Leyen is in Cairo to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

She was also there to hand over EU aid to the Egyptian Red Crescent. All made possible by a great cooperation with the Egyptian authorities and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

Team Europe remains the largest aid donor to the Palestinian people.

  • Over the last month, we have quadrupled our humanitarian aid to over €100 million.
  • In addition, EU countries have provided €260 million.
  • We have organised Humanitarian Air Bridge operations and completed 15 flights so far.

Egypt is working to get this humanitarian aid to Gaza via Rafah, truly a much needed lifeline to civilians in Gaza. We are also supporting Egypt as it helps wounded Palestinians.

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