The UAE foreign minister urged international multilateral work to achieve a sustainable ceasefire in Gaza, protect civilian lives and facilitate urgent humanitarian relief…reports Asian Lite News
UAE has allocated $5 million in support of efforts of chief United Nations Coordinator for the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA), Sigrid Kaag, towards the reconstruction of the Gaza strip after major funding cuts left its operations under threat, state news agency (WAM) reported.
The announcement came after UAE’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan met with Kaag to discuss enhancing relief and medical aid delivery to the Palestinian people in a safe and sustainable manner.
Both officials reviewed ways to quickly address the worsening humanitarian crisis, reaffirming the importance of UNRWA and the need to support the agency’s humanitarian aid efforts for Palestinian refugees.
The UAE foreign minister urged international multilateral work to achieve a sustainable ceasefire in Gaza, protect civilian lives and facilitate urgent humanitarian relief.
Major donors to UNRWA earlier suspended funding after allegations emerged that around 12 of its tens of thousands of Palestinian employees were suspected of involvement in the Oct. 7 attacks in Israel by Hamas.