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UN appeals for US$631 mln in aid for Gaza


Source: | 01-30-2009 08:55

Special Report:   Israel airstrikes in Gaza

The UN Secretary General has launched an emergency appeal for more than 600 million US dollars to help Palestinians in Gaza recover from the devastation caused by Israel's three-week offensive.

The UN Secretary General has launched an emergency appeal for more than 600 million US dollars to help Palestinians in Gaza recover from the devastation caused by Israel's three-week offensive.
The UN Secretary General has launched an emergency appeal _
for more than 600 million US dollars to help Palestinians 
in Gaza recover from the devastation caused by Israel's 
three-week offensive.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ban Ki-moon stressed the urgent need for aid to cover the requirements of the UN and other aid organizations for the next six to nine months. They aim to provide the Palestinians with everything ranging from medical care to clean water.

The UN chief said an appeal for longer-term needs will be launched later. Ban Ki-moon warned that failure to act quickly will lead to even greater humanitarian calamity among the 1.5 million civilians in Gaza.


Editor:Zhang Ning