Germany to Fund Building of 100 Destroyed Houses in Gaza

A destroyed Mosque during the 2014 offensive on Gaza. (Photo: File)

The United Nations Projects Office has announced signing an agreement with the German government through the German Development Bank to fund building some 100 houses destroyed during the 2014 summer offensive on Gaza.

The UN office said the German government will fund the project in collaboration with the Norwegian Popular Council for Refugees and the Ministry of Public Works, to help displaced families and those whose houses were destroyed during the offensive.

The total cost of re-building these houses is estimated at five million Euros.

The UN office said the project aims to protect families and provide them with a decent and sustainable place to live in, as well as to protect their legal rights in the future.

The project is estimated to take a year and a half and will be carried out by the owner of a house who will find a contractor to rebuilt it

The German representative to the Palestinian Authority said the project is part of the German government’s commitment to pay 120 million Euros to re-construct the Gaza Strip.

(PC, Palestine Today)

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