U.S. pledges $414 million in aid for Palestine

Published October 14th, 2014 - 06:39 GMT

Secretary of State John Kerry Monday pledged $414 million in assistance to the Palestinians, said a fact sheet issued by the U.S. Department of State.

The assistance includes more than $212 million delivered through USAID; approximately $75 million will support critically needed relief and early recovery efforts in Gaza, $100 million will support the Palestinian Authority’s budgetary needs, including financial support to the East Jerusalem Hospital Network.

The sheet specified $37 million to be allocated to further strengthen the institutions of the PA, support economic growth, provide health and humanitarian assistance, and build the infrastructure and water resources of the West Bank.

Kerry’s announcement included $118 million in humanitarian assistance to Gaza announced earlier in July and September, which provided critical humanitarian aid, including food, water, shelter and medical supplies to the population of Gaza.

It also includes a $74 million contribution to UNRWA’s Gaza Flash Appeal, $36.4 in USAID assistance, and $7.7 million to other international partners.

As well, it includes $84 million granted to UNRWA to address other emergency needs in the West Bank and Gaza.

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