The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), said that $2,097,225 in funding were made available for cash assistance to meet the needs of almost 565 families in the war-battered Gaza Strip.A press release issued by UNRWA said that an amount of $ 21,800 was made available for rental subsidies, $72,298 and $96,798 for major and minor repairs, respectively, in addition to $500 reintegration grant to replace lost households goods ($9,000).
According to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, UNRWA said the cash assistance will reach 565 refugee families across the Gaza Strip this week via cheque or through accessing the payments through local banks.
“Emergency shelter – including support for home repairs, reconstruction and interim shelter solutions – is a top priority for UNRWA. The Agency remains committed to supporting affected families yet requires new funding to continue the shelter cash assistance programme,” said the release.
To be noted, Gaza still suffers from the repercussions of the Israeli aggression which took place in the summer of 2014; the infrastructure along with thousands of homes were completely destroyed, displacing thousands of families who up until the moment live in caravans on the rubble of their homes.