Italian Government Grants One Million Euros in Aid for Gaza

Rome, 3 Muharram 1438/4 October 2016 (MINA) – The Italian government has approved a one million euro contribution to the UNRWA to support some of its services and activities in the beleaguered Gaza Strip as part of its financial pledges to the agency.

According to a recent press release, Italy’s foreign ministry said the financial aid would ensure continuity of basic services provided by the UNRWA for the Palestinian refugees in Gaza, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

The initiative is part of a 10 million Euros yearly contribution pledged for 2016 by the Italian government during a previous donor conference held on war-torn Gaza.

The funds will go to a temporary shelter program launched after the 2014 war to provide housing for refugees whose homes have been destroyed or badly damaged. Thanks to the Italian contribution, the UNRWA will be able to help hundreds of families.

Part of the money will also cover the needs of a girl school in the refugee camp of Al-Maghazi for six months.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA )