UNRWA: $2.1m in aid to Gaza families


$2,097,225 in aid to Gaza families was on Monday announced by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

UNWRA said in a press release that over $2m in funding was made available to meet the needs of nearly 565 families in the destroyed Gaza Strip.

The press release stipulated that $21,800 would go towards rental subsidies, $72,298 and $96,798 towards mayjor and minor repairs respectively, $500 for a reintergration grant for the replacement of lost household goods ($9000).

UNRWA said that the aid would reach these families in the Gaza Strip this week via cheques or local banks, and reiteratied that emergency shelter was one of its top priorities in Gaza.

The level of destruction in Gaza during the 2014 Israeli assault reached catastrophic heights. The Palestinian Authority (PA) estimated last year that it would cost up to $7.8 billion to reconstruct the area.

Pledges made by the international community have so far seemed depressingly hollow as Gulf States and Turkey spectacularly failed to fulfill theirs.

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