Palestinian Authority

The European Commission on June 16 announced a EUR 24 million donation to humanitarian programs in the occupied Palestinian territory. About half of the money would go to the West Bank and half to the Gaza Strip, a senior EC official said, noting that even though only about a third of the population lives in the coastal enclave, the humanitarian situation there was more severe. This was the second half of the EC’s humanitarian contribution to the region for 2008. In January, EUR 29 million were allocated for food aid and food security projects. (IRIN)

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