Published On: Thu, May 22nd, 2014

Food Aid for Gaza from Jordanian Organizations

Food Aid for Gaza from Jordanian Organizations

21 May 2014

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is grateful to Tkiyet Um Ali organization (TUA) and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization for Relief and Development (JHC), from Jordan, for food support for Palestine refugees in Gaza. In May 2014, they have sent three trucks of food aid to UNRWA in Gaza, bearing over 30,000 kg of frozen meat that will be distributed to nearly 50,000 Palestine refugees across the enclave.

Welcoming the donation, the acting Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Christer Nordahl, said: “We are extremely grateful to Tkiyet Um Ali and to the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization for this timely and generous helping hand.”

The donation from TUA comes at an important moment. Following years of blockade and closure, residents of the Gaza Strip are struggling with high unemployment, low wages and rising food prices that have driven an increase in food insecurity. The support of donors and partners from around the region is of vital importance.

TUA was founded in 2002 by Princess Haya of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and seeks to serve as a model for hunger and relief initiatives across the region. JHCO, established in 1990 as a multi-functional relief and humanitarian foundation, has a long history of providing UNRWA with in-kind donations and of providing support to other organizations seeking to help Palestine refugees.

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