The government of Canada on Friday announced $25 million in funding to support the Palestinian civilians affected by recent violence.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the additional funding which 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.
“The recent violence in the region is alarming – we have all seen the disturbing images of displaced civilians, loss of life, and pain inflicted on families. Today’s funding will go directly to experienced organizations which will help the most vulnerable Palestinian civilians cope with the impacts of the recent conflict. Canada will continue to support peacebuilding efforts that contribute to achieving a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace in the Middle East,” Trudeau said.
Canada’s aid will include an immediate $10 million for urgent food assistance, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as for psychosocial support for the most vulnerable, including children, according to a press release by Prime Minister’s Office.
The funding includes 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.
The Government of Canada will also dedicate up to $5 million for peacebuilding initiatives that advance the goal of a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace in the Middle East.