UfM ready to support early recovery in Gaza/Palestine

June 12, 2024
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Union for the Mediterranean Secretary General Nasser Kamel took part in the “Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza” conference today in Jordan, where he stressed the Euro-Mediterranean intergovernmental organisation’s readiness to play an active role as soon as early recovery can start in Gaza/Palestine.


Organised by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United Nations, the UfM Secretary General was among the heads of states and governments and representatives of international organisations, financial institutions and nongovernmental organisations at the event to identify Gaza’s humanitarian assistance needs, how to overcome obstacles to aid delivery, and early recovery priorities.


The UfM, which convened a meeting of its Member States’ Foreign Ministers last November to discuss the grave situation in Gaza, is already working with a network of technical and financial partners to launch an education initiative that would allow Palestinian higher education students to finish their studies online. Currently under development, the initiative has already attracted the interest of more than 47,000 students. The UfM is also exploring other initiatives and projects to be deployed and implemented in Gaza in fields such as employment, the water, food and energy (WEFE) nexus, urban development and other strategic areas for recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

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