OPTHF releases $3.9 mln to meet urgent humanitarian needs in occupied Palestinian territory

New York, The Humanitarian Fund for the occupied Palestinian territory (OPTHF) announced Thursday the release of $3.9 million to address urgent water, sanitation, shelter and protection needs in the occupied Palestinian lands.

It said in a statement that over 75 per cent of the allocation targets needs in the Gaza Strip, where the already dire humanitarian situation has been exacerbated since 30 March 2018 due to a massive rise in Palestinian casualties in the context of demonstrations.

“The humanitarian response to the crisis in occupied Palestinian lands is among the worst-funded globally this year,” said the Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick.

“With this allocation, we ensure that humanitarian partners have the resources to respond to some of the most urgent needs, but this is a stop-gap measure only and much more is needed”, he added.

Source: Jordan News Agency