GAZA (Dispatches) – Living conditions in Gaza are ‘clearly deteriorating’ due to the ongoing siege by the Zionist regime which is entering its 15 year, Anadolu reported Acting Director of UN Refugee and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, Sam Rose, saying.
The latest Zionist offensive on Gaza, Rose said, also contributed to the deterioration of the living conditions.
The UN official said that the organization will start carrying out several programs, including distributing food parcels and repairing homes damaged during the latest Zionist offensive on Gaza.
According to UNRWA, 1,400 homes were completely or severely damaged and 14,000 others were partially damaged.
Rose said UNRWA will pay $2,000 to each family that has lost its home.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said the occupying regime’s military raids on the besieged enclave killed 254 persons, including 66 children, 39 women and 17 elders, in addition to wounding 1,948.
Meanwhile, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer said international donors are becoming more reluctant to allocate funds for humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip due to lack of progress in the resolution of the Zionist-Palestinian conflict.
“We have seen many escalations in a row between Israel and Palestine. So many donors, when [I] approach them and ... ask them for money now to reconstruct Gaza, they say ‘why should we?’ ‘Why would we pay money for a conflict which risks destroying our money the next day?’ So understandably the international community wants to see progress,” Maurer said on the sidelines of the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS).