Qatar distributes grants to 95,000 low-income Gaza families

Qatar distributes cash grants to 95,000 low-income Gaza families
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14 October, 2021
Qatar has carried out its second disbursement of grants to families in Gaza under a new mechanism through the United Nations.
For years, Qatari aid to Gaza has been essential in supporting thousands of families [Getty]

A Qatari committee on Thursday began disbursing cash grants of $100 to 95,000 vulnerable and low-income families in Gaza.

The Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza is giving out the funds through the cash humanitarian aid program implemented by the United Nations via distribution centres it has identified in the Gaza Strip, committee head Mohammed al-Amadi said in a press statement.

“The Palestinians will get their financial aid through more than 300 commercial centres and shops,” al-Amadi said.

This is the second time that Qatari grants have been disbursed in the besieged costal enclave in accordance with the United Nations program.

Qatar will continue to provide support under this mechanism, he said.

For years, Qatari aid to Gaza has been essential in supporting thousands of families and keeping the humanitarian situation from deteriorating in the besieged strip, he added. 

Two months ago, the Qatari committee signed a memorandum of understanding with the UN to provide the cash to the beneficiaries through the UN and its World Food Program.

Gaza is home to more than two million people, most of whom suffer from difficult living and economic conditions due to the Israeli blockade.