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UN launches $1.2b aid appeal to help Gaza, West Bank residents
November 03, 2023

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The United Nations has launched an emergency aid appeal seeking 1.2 billion dollars to help people in Gaza and the West Bank.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in a statement said it is the cost of meeting the needs of two point seven million people.

OCHA had originally sought 294 million dollars in aid to support nearly one point three million people in an appeal on October 12.

It said the new appeal will outline the need for food, water, health care, shelter, hygiene and other urgent priorities following the massive bombardments in the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said wars have rules and international humanitarian law establishes clear rules in this regard which cannot be ignored.

In a statement on social media platform X, he said it cannot be applied selectively and all parties must abide by it.