Switzerland will pay 10 million francs to UNRWA for Gaza

Switzerland will pay 10 million francs to UNRWA for Gaza
Switzerland will pay 10 million francs to UNRWA for Gaza

An Unrwa school which was bombed in Khan Younis.Keystone

Unrwa will receive aid of 10 million francs from Switzerland and this amount will be dedicated exclusively to Gaza.

Switzerland will currently pay 10 million francs to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). After that of the National, the competent committee of the Council of States approved last month’s decision of the Federal Council, under conditions.

The government made this decision after months of controversy. He specified that this payment was a response to the call for humanitarian aid launched by UNRWA. The aid is intended exclusively for Gaza to cover the organization’s most urgent needs, for the period from April to December 2024: food, water, accommodation, primary health care and logistics.

“The Foreign Policy Committee of the Council of States supports this proposal, by 7 votes to 5. Something must be done to remedy the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza.”

Statement from Parliament’s services

A proposal to allocate these 10 million to the ICRC and the World Food Program did not pass. (jch/ats)

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