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$18.6 Million Aid Pour In From United Nations To Gaza, After The Ceasefire

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The recent fight between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas strained the already spreading regional tension. The world condemns the fight between them which caused huge destruction of life and property. The United Nations comes forward to aid the Palestinians in Gaza. UN gives $ 18.6 million to Gaza for an emergency. The Gaza strip is a 140 square mile stretch of land between Egypt and Israel. 

The rockets fired from the militant Hamas group and the airstrikes by Israel killed many and destroyed the infrastructure. Many people were forces to leave their homes after the airstrikes destroyed them. These wars carry huge aftereffects.

 According to the UN, more than 35,000 fled their homes after the fighting between Israel and Hamas erupted. Many of them are sheltering in masjids and schools to save their lives. These people have limited resources; living in unhygienic conditions adds more worry since the surge in corona cases in the rest of the world has brought in huge tensions. 

The United Nations allocates $18.6million to Gaza for its humanitarian needs. The allocation of the amount comes from the emergency fund for Gaza. UN is appealing for establishing humanitarian corridors to provide aid to the people. 

Stephane Dujarric, UN spokesperson informed that 13 trucks with food, COVID-19 vaccines, medical items, drugs including emergency medicines, and first aid kits into Gaza were sent. The partial reopening of the corridor for crossing in the Gaza strip helped officials send the emergency aid needed. The reopening of the Kerem Shalom crossing from Israel and the Erez passenger crossing facilitated senior humanitarian officials to enter the site. 

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) assists the relief and human development of Palestinian refugees. Now when the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is in operation. Many Palestinian who took refuge in the UNRWA schools for their safety came as a mass exodus. 

The World Health Organization agreed to “significant trauma needs” to Palestinians. 

Informing about the statistics WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said more than 8000 people had been injured and 30 health facilities in Gaza had been damaged. This state of Gaza needs urgent medical attention. 

The regular bombardment made Covid laboratory dysfunctional. The war has surely cost a lot to the local civilians from both sides. 

India has always shown its deepest concern for just Palestinian cause. In October last year, India contributed USD one million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to support Palestinian refugees who have been facing extreme challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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