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UN appeals for $95m for urgent Palestinian aid

UN appeals for $95m for urgent Palestinian aid

United Nations says appeal will mostly address ‘very immediate needs’ in Gaza such as food, health and medical supplies after 11 days of fighting. The United Nations has appealed for $95m to help Palestinians over the next three months in Gaza, the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, after 11 days of the worst fighting between Israel and Palestinians in years.

Lynn Hastings, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Palestinian territories, said the UN was currently looking at immediate aid needs and would then assess the longer term damage and how much might be needed for reconstruction.

Image: Palestinians sit in a makeshift tent amid the rubble of their houses which were destroyed by Israeli air strikes [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]