United States to fund Palestinian aid programs

United States to fund Palestinian aid programs

The United States announced on Wednesday (April 7) that it would resume funding for aid to UNRWA, the United Nations (UN) agency and the Palestinians to support the refugees. The US government announced a $ 235 million aid package.

The funding, now restored by US President Joe Biden, was cut by his predecessor, Donald Trump.

Prices were detailed The release Antony Blinken, Secretary of State.

There will be US $ 150 million (R $ 842 million) in humanitarian aid for UNRWA, US $ 75 million (R $ 421 million) in economic and development assistance for the Gaza Strip and West Bank, and US $ 10 million (R $) 56. Million) for programs aimed at promoting peace.

According to the US government, economic aid includes support for the recovery of small and medium-sized enterprises that suffer from the effects of the Kovid-19 epidemic, support for needy families, and aid to Palestinian civil society.

A portion of this funding will support the East Jerusalem Hospital Network, which provides essential and life-saving treatment for Palestinians, ”Said Palak.

“Support, among other things, the UN agency to provide education for more than 500,000 Palestinian children and adolescents.”Providing hope and stability in UNRWA’s 5 areas of operation in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and the West Bank and the Gaza Strip“.

The amount will also be used to improve the medical care of those infected with the coronovirus-COV-2 responsible for COD-19.

American foreign aid to the Palestinian people serves important American interests and values. It provides relief to those who need it most, promotes economic development and supports understanding, security coordination and stability between Israelis and Palestinians.“, Confirmed the Secretary of State.

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Palestine Prime Minister Mohammad Shatyeh commented on the decision of the United States in his profile Twitter.

We welcome the UNRWA and the resumption of US aid to Palestine, and we ask the US administration to create a new political path that fulfills the rights and aspirations of the Palestinian people based on international law and UN resolutions.“, wrote.

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