After the Palestinian and Israeli sides formally ceasefire on May 21, the European Union announced on the 25th that it would provides 8 million euros in emergency aid to Palestine to support the Palestinian people affected by the current round of conflict.
According to the announcement issued by the European Commission on the same day, 8 million euros will be used to protect and rescue the most vulnerable Palestinian people and maintain the dignity of the recipients; in addition, the European Union will provide 200,000 euros of assistance to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society for the stranded Palestine refugees in Egypt provided 300,000 euros in aid, and Italy, a member of the European Union, also donated 500,000 euros to Palestine.
The European Commission’s Crisis Management Commissioner Lenarcic stated in the announcement that after the ceasefire between Palestine and Israel, Palestine is now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance to alleviate the suffering of innocent people. For this reason, the EU will continue to provide Palestine with shelter, sanitation, Education, safe drinking water, cash and other aids.
Lenalcic specifically pointed out that the EU is deeply saddened by the deaths of dozens of Palestinian children in this round of conflict, including 11 Gaza children who received EU trauma care assistance during their lifetime; the EU insists on respecting international humanitarian law and cannot accept the use of force to destroy homes. Or schools, causing civilians to be displaced.
According to the announcement, including the additional 8 million euros on the 25th, the total EU assistance to Palestine this year has increased to 34.4 million euros. However, according to EU statistics, since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia last year, Palestine has 2.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Approximately 1.57 million people live in the Gaza Strip; now affected by the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes and become homeless. The humanitarian crisis facing Palestine has once again intensified.EU provides 8 million euros in emergency aid to Palestine