Qatar, UN Signs Memorandum of Understanding on Aid Program for Gaza 

Al-Quds, MINA – The National Committee for Reconstruction of Gaza on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations (UN) to implement a temporary work program in the Gaza Strip.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by the chairman of the Qatar National Reconstruction Committee, Mohammed Al Emadi, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Jimmy McGoldrick, and UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolai Mladenov at the UN office in Jerusalem,

The Memorandum of Understanding stated that Qatar Committee would provide $ 20 million for one year to implement cash program for the benefit of Gaza Strip people. It would be carried out in full coordination between them, Safa reported.

Previously, Al-Emadi said on Friday, it was agreed that Qatar’s grant money would be spent on humanitarian projects to help poor families or built infrastructure.

He added that his country’s grants came as humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza, which would positively affect the sea and territory by increasing electricity and operating the Qatar fuel waste disposal station and sending aid to tens of thousands of poor families and other humanitarian projects.

The first agreement with the United Nations is $ 20 million for temporary work will be signed in four to six months.

Qatar announced a $ 150 million six-month financial grant, comprising $ 90 million for Gaza salaries and $ 60 million for electricity generation.

The grant came in an agreement to stabilize the ceasefire in accordance with the 2014 agreement, reached by the United Nations, Egypt, and Qatar. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)