‘Realistic’ UN tempers international appeal for Palestinian aid money

The United Nations is urging donor states to give $350 million in aid for Palestinians in 2019, saying it needs more but had to be “realistic” following swathing US cuts.

The UN says the appeal, down from $539 million in 2018, is due to a lack of available donor funds across the globe.

It aims to support 1.4 million Palestinians through more than 200 projects.

Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, says due to a lack of donors the UN had to be more “realistic” when asking for funds.

“We have taken this humanitarian response plan to the most focused and prioritized it could possibly be,” he says at the launch of the appeal in Ramallah.


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