PRESS RELEASE 054
Gaza: Humanitarian Aid to the Palestinian People
21/05/2018

​Following the specialised bodies of the United Nations’ appeal to the International Community to address the urgent humanitarian needs arisen in Gaza, the Spanish Government has decided to provide humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people.

This immediate humanitarian help requested by the United Nations is aimed at improving emergency medical assistance, particularly with regard the shortage of medicines and single-use medical devices (masks, gloves, syringes, etc.).

For such purpose, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, through the Spanish Cooperation, is going to approve a subsidy amounting to € 600,000 in favour of the interventions made by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Palestine.

A second subsidy, also amounting to € 600,000, shall be earmarked for interventions in Palestine by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

 

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