“Living conditions” in Gaza are “clearly deteriorating” due to the ongoing Israeli siege which is entering its 15th year, Acting Director of UN Refugee and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, Sam Rose, said yesterday, according to Anadolu Agency.
The latest Israeli offensive on Gaza, Rose said, also contributed to the deterioration of the living conditions.
Psychosocial support is a critical intervention for Palestine refugee children in the blockaded Gaza Strip who have survived yet another escalation in hostilities.
This year, summer activities for kids will run from July until the school year starts in early August. pic.twitter.com/r3vDcEr35J
— UNRWA (@UNRWA) June 21, 2021
The UN official said that the organization will start carrying out several programs, including distributing food parcels and repairing homes damaged during the latest Israeli offensive on Gaza.
He also stated that UNRWA is to start the psychological support program through summer camps, noting that about 150,000 Palestinian refugee students are expected to benefit from it.
According to UNRWA, 1,400 homes were completely or severely damaged and 14,000 others were partially damaged.
The new US$ 164 million humanitarian & early recovery appeal for Gaza outlines the need for:
⚠️ Emergency shelter repairs
⚠️ Humanitarian assistance to displaced families
⚠️ Emergency repairs & maintenance of UNRWA installations & more https://t.co/qpe6Kb42Q7
— UNRWA (@UNRWA) June 22, 2021
Rose said UNRWA will pay $2,000 to each family that has lost its home.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said Israeli military raids on the besieged enclave killed over 250 persons, including 66 children, 39 women and 17 elders, in addition to wounding 1,948.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)