Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

(asked on 16th February 2024) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2024 to Question 13138 on UNRWA: Finance, if he will publish a breakdown of funds allocated to (a) OCHA, (b) UNICEF, (c) the World Food Programme, (d) Egyptian Red Crescent Society and (e) any other partners.

Answered by
Andrew Mitchell Portrait
Andrew Mitchell
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)
This question was answered on 21st February 2024

UK funding to specific agencies and organisations includes the following:

•£7.75 million to the OCHA Pooled Fund to support up to 139,000 people in Gaza and the West Bank with food, water, sanitation, health, education and protection services through NGOs

•£1.35 million to OCHA to support analysis of needs and coordination of humanitarian aid

•£7.75 million to UNICEF to support up to 89,200 beneficiaries in Gaza with protection, nutrition, education, health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene services, and Gender-Based Violence services

•£8.25 million to the World Food Programme to provide in-kind food assistance to up to 53,500 beneficiaries

•£7.75 million to Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement to support up to 140,000 beneficiaries in Gaza and the West Bank with food, livelihoods, water, sanitation, health and protection

In addition, the UK is providing:

•£1.5 million to WHO to support Emergency Medical Teams and essential medical supplies

•£1 million to Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) to facilitate medical supplies to Gaza

•£900 thousand to UNOPS to facilitate humanitarian access and delivery of aid supplies

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