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Emirates Red Crescent to give $40mn for Gaza homes

by Yamurai Zendera on Jul 23, 2014

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The UAE, through its authority Emirates Red Crescent, to provide $40.8mn for the reconstruction of homes in the Gaza Strip.

Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) signed the agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide the funding, which is in addition to the $52mn the UAE government already pledged in humanitarian aid for Palestinians.

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ERC’s president, said: ”The humanitarian suffering of Gazans is a major concern for the wise leadership who spared no effort to harness the resources and mobilise efforts to stand by their side and help them overcome this plight without reminding them of the favours done for them,” he said.

“ERC has never been inattentive of the demands of the Palestinian refugees in the diaspora, in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon in particular, and has maintained contact with them through its humanitarian and relief operations and projects,” he added.