UNRWA Appeals for $60 Million for Gaza

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JERUSALEM, July 19, 2014 (WAFA) – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)  has made a $60 million Flash Appeal for Gaza and declared an emergency in all five areas of the Gaza Strip Due to the dramatic escalation in violence over the past few days and the massive assault on Gaza, said UNRWA in a statement published Saturday on its website.

UNRWA is closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to mount an emergency response should that become necessary, it said.

The priority for the Agency has now shifted to emergency operations, providing assistance to those who have been displaced and sought shelter in UNRWA schools, while attempting to continue regular operations. Urgent funding needs persist and are increasing, stressed UNRWA.

Source: WAFA