US restores assistance for Palestinians

The United States announced that, working with Congress, it plans to restart U.S. economic, development, and humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people.

 

This includes $75 million in economic and development assistance in the West Bank and Gaza, $10 million for peacebuilding programs through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and $150 million in humanitarian assistance for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), according to a statement by the spokesperson of the US Department of State distributed by the US embassy in Amman on Wednesday.

 

“We are also resuming vital security assistance programs,” the statement added, noting that all assistance will be provided consistent with U.S. law.

 

Economic assistance includes support for small and medium enterprises’ recovery from the effects of COVID-19; support for needy households to access basic human needs, such as food and clean water; and assistance for Palestinian civil society, according to the statement.

 

Source: Jordan News Agency

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