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UN appeals for $2.8 billion for Palestinians

Wednesday 17-April-2024


The United Nations (UN) appealed on Wednesday for $2.8 billion in funding to assist more than three million people in Gaza Strip and the West Bank until the end of the year, to help ease food shortages and prevent looming famine in the beleaguered enclave.

A flash appeal published by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that the sum was needed to help 3.1 million people and “reduce human suffering and prevent further loss of life.”

A major chunk of funding—$782.1 million—will be destined for food aid for 2.2 million people in Gaza and 400,000 people in the West Bank, the appeal said.

Earlier, the health ministry in Gaza said that the Israeli occupation army committed on Wednesday six massacres in different areas of the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, killing at least 56 civilians and injuring over 89 others, while a large number of victims are still under the rubble of bombed buildings or lying on roads.

In a statement, the health ministry said that the Israeli army killed and injured a large number of civilians in different areas of Gaza during the past 24 hours, but only 145 of them, including 56 martyrs, were transported to hospitals.

The health ministry added that the death toll from the ongoing Israeli bombardment and shooting attacks, which started on October 7, climbed to 33,899 martyrs and the number of the wounded surged to 76,664 people.

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