$369 million needed to meet urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza

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Aid agencies working in the Gaza Strip are requesting $369 million to meet the urgent needs of people in the volatile area, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

A Gaza Crisis Appeal was launched on Friday by Palestinian authorities and United Nations officials in Ramallah city in central West Bank.

The funds would help meet the most urgent humanitarian needs, focusing on the most vulnerable groups like the displaced, children, women and the elderly, the agency says.

Water, food, health care, blankets and mattresses as well as psychosocial support are some of the services to be delivered.

The appeal considers that the entire population of the Strip estimated at 1.8 million, is affected by the hostilities.

OCHA is also calling for the safe passage of relief workers because the heavy combats and bombings in densely populated areas continue.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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