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Germany supports the work of humanitarian agencies in Gaza with two additional contributions amounting to 2 Mio. EUR. This was announced in the light of the ongoing demonstrations at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The contributions are meant to allow humanitarian organizations in Gaza to address urgent needs in the health sector as well as to conduct protection monitoring.
The German Representative in Ramallah, Peter Beerwerth, stated: „Gaza’s hospitals and medical centers are on the brink of collapse, with terrible consequences for its appr. 2 Mio. inhabitants. Humanitarian Agencies are doing an exceptional job in Gaza and their work - especially in the field of emergency medical assistance – has become even more important during the past five weeks.“
The German Federal Government contributed 1 Mio. EUR for OCHA’s Humanitarian Pooled Fund oPt in order to support the Humanitarian Country Team to launch reserve allocations to programs in Gaza. Additionally, Germany increases its already allocated funding for the activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza and the West Bank by 1 Mio. EUR.
For further information, please contact:
German Representative Office in Ramallah