The European Union (EU) announced on Tuesday new humanitarian funding of 8 million euros for the Palestinian population.
This additional financial support, which “will be dedicated to supporting victims of recent violence”, brings the total amount of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian population to 34.4 million euros this year, a Commission statement said. European,.
Meanwhile, EU humanitarian funding for 2021 will help protect the most vulnerable Palestinians and deliver life-saving assistance to those most in need, says the EU executive.
“Following the announcement of a ceasefire, emergency humanitarian access is now vital to alleviate the suffering of the many innocent victims”, said the European Commissioner in charge of crisis management, Janez Lenarčič, quoted in the statement, adding that the EU maintains essential support for protection programs, healthcare, education and access to clean water.
According to the European Commissioner, the EU insists “on respect for international humanitarian law and cannot accept that civilians are forcibly displaced or their homes and schools demolished”.
New humanitarian funding announced by the EU includes 8 million euros in emergency aid and 200,000 euros to support the Palestinian Red Crescent to provide immediate assistance through emergency medical services in the strip Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.