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.
â€śEmergency shelter â€“ including support for home repairs, reconstruction and interim shelter solutions â€“ 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,â€ť 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.