A traffic jam forms as people come to view the severely damaged Al-Jawhara building following a cease-fire reached after an 11-day war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel, in Gaza City, Friday, May 21, 2021. AP
UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock announced Saturday a $4.5 million allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to the rising humanitarian needs in Gaza.
This came after a ceasefire reached between Israel and the Palestinians, according to the UN information center.
Meanwhile, Spokesman for the Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric said this is in addition to the $14.1 million, which were announced earlier this week for the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), which comes from the central Pooled Funds for the OPT.
"We also expect to have a three-month inter-agency Flash Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory issued next week," he said.
Strong financial support is, of course, crucial to meet needs especially in Gaza, and also the West Bank. It is also critical that the Occupied Palestinian Territory Humanitarian Fund is replenished, he added.