The Qatari government has announced this Saturday the beginning, starting this Sunday, of the direct economic aid plan promised to 100,000 Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip to alleviate the effects of the economic crisis that the enclave’s residents are going through after years of Israeli blockade.
The State of Qatar disburses what it describes as “humanitarian grants” on a monthly basis in support of “sister Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip,” the Qatari Foreign Ministry recalled in the announcement, posted via its Twitter account.
For example, it should be recalled that Qatar signed in January with Gaza’s energy sector authorities an agreement to consolidate gas and electricity supplies from the Arab emirate to the Nuseirat power plant, in the center of the Palestinian enclave and the only operational one.
The amount of this latest direct aid package amounts to approximately 10 million euros. Each beneficiary family, according to the plan, an amount of approximately 100 euros.
The plan is being developed in cooperation with the Qatar Fund for Development, and is supervised by the Chairman of the Gaza Reconstruction Committee, Mohamed Al Emadi. The distribution process will be carried out through the United Nations and the more than 300 aid delivery centers distributed in the Gaza Strip.