Qatar Says to Increase Gaza Aid by $15 Million to Help 120,000 Families

Qatar's Foreign Ministry said Friday night the Doha would increase the aid it provides to the Gaza Strip by $15 million, as part of the efforts to alleviate conditions and increase stability in the enclave. 

The announcement came after a meeting between Qatari envoy Mohammed Al-Emadi and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.

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As part of the improved aid package, some 120,000 impoverished families will receive $100 dollars each by the end of February.

Moreover, poor-stricken families will receive financial support to pay for the rehabilitation of their homes totaling a million dollars, and an additional million dollars in aid to 500 young Palestinians from those families who are about to get married. Another million dollars will be given to Gazan students whose families are unable to pay their tuition.    

According to Al-Emadi, the aid package, meant to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the Strip, will be implemented in coordination with the relevant government offices in Gaza.

Al-Emadi added that $24 million will be allocated to building a new hospital in the Rafah area in southern Gaza.

In November 2019, Qatar began a six-month, $150 million program to fund civil servant wages and shipments of fuel for power generation in Gaza, offering a measure of reprieve to the blockaded enclave under the control of Islamist militant group Hamas. Qatar then gave $70 million dollars to 70 needy families.