Palestinians await results of Cairo donor conference

14 Oct

operation-protective-edge-israel-bombs-gaza-home-of-al-raziq-familyPalestinians are still lying among the ruins of their homes and have, until now, only received some food aid and in-kind donations

 Middle East Monitor report, 14 October 2014

Palestinians are eagerly awaiting the results of the International Conference of the Reconstruction of Gaza, held in Cairo (on Sunday).

Following Israel’s 51 day assault on the Gaza Strip which began in July, Palestinians are still lying among the ruins of their homes and have, until now, only received some food aid and in-kind donations.

Palestinians are appealing to the world to intervene to relieve this tragedy and rebuild destroyed homes and institutions, infrastructure and the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip and the devastated areas.

The conference in the Egyptian capital on Sunday, considered the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip at the level of Foreign Ministers under the chairmanship of the United Nations and the European Union, and was organized by Egypt & Norway.

Statements published by IRIN, of the Office of the United Nations, indicate that there has been a decline in the number donors willing to help because they are afraid of a repeat of the position of 2009 and 2012, in the absence of real commitments to refrain from further violence.

Reconstruction costs:

  •  Housing: $1.182 billion
  •  Public services: $701 million
  •  Economy: $1.235 billion
  •  Infrastructure: $1.91 million
  •  Government sector: $186 million

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