EU provides extra €5m for refugees in Gaza


UNRWA reports that the EU is expanding its subsidy under the existing Special Hardship Programme. The aid is targeted at the most vulnerable families.

To date this year, EU subsidies have totalled €23m; this will bring the total aid from the EU to Gaza to €28m.

Roy Dickinson, EU Head of Operations:

"This grant of new funds for the most vulnerable Gazans demonstrates clearly that the European Commission is living up to its undertaking that it will never let the people of Gaza down.

In partnership with the Palestinian Authority, and in partnership with UNRWA, the European Union has managed to maintain flows of assistance – in contributions to salaries and pension, in fuel, medicines and food – in even the most difficult times. And we are completely determined to continue to do so, whatever the obstacles."