Canada to Provide $25 million to Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank Regions

Lisa C. Updates

The Government of Canada is supporting efforts to ensure that emergency relief quickly reaches Palestinian civilians facing urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza, as well as those affected by violence in the West Bank.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, recently announced $25 million in funding to support Palestinian civilians in the region, including

  • an immediate $10 million for urgent food assistance, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as for psychosocial support for the most vulnerable.
  • an additional $10 million to support humanitarian and rebuilding efforts to lay the foundation for sustainable recovery, such as vital medical infrastructure and measures to help families earn a living.
  • up to $5 million for peacebuilding initiatives that advance the goal of a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace in the Middle East.

These funds will be provided to United Nations (UN) agencies and other organizations with proven track records of delivering assistance effectively and in accordance with Canadian requirements.

Word of the Day:

Psychosocial: relating to both psychological and social aspects or factors

More information: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2021/05/28/prime-minister-announces-assistance-palestinians-affected-recent