WHO issues urgent appeal for $7 mn to fund Gaza, West Bank

AFP , Thursday 20 May 2021

The funds were required to 'enable a comprehensive emergency response in the next six months'

 Shifa Hospital
Palestinians receive treatment at the Shifa Hospital after being wounded in an Israeli airstrike that destroyed the upper floors of a commercial building and caused damage to the nearby Health Ministry and prime health care clinic, in Gaza City, Monday, May 17, 2021. AP

The World Health Organization Thursday issued an urgent appeal for $7 million needed over six months in response to a health crisis in Gaza and the West Bank amid Israel's military campaign and crackdown on them respectively. 

The funds were required to "enable a comprehensive emergency response in the next six months", the WHO said in a statement, following Israel's military campaign that began on May 10.m

*This story was edited by Ahram Online. 

 

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