Sri Lanka donates $1 million to children in Gaza

Last Updated on April 4, 2024 4:53 am

Sri Lanka has donated $1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for children in the besieged Gaza Strip. Despite the economic crisis, a proposal by President Ranil Wickremesinghe was approved by the country’s cabinet.

This information was reported by the Middle East Monitor on Tuesday (April 2) with reference to the Palestinian news agency Wafar.

It is said that despite the economic crisis, Sri Lanka has given this grant. It is one of the efforts to counter the plans to disband the UN relief agency.

Israel has always claimed that UNRWA staff are affiliated with Hamas. However, they could never prove their claim. They are also lobbying at various levels to stop the activities of the UN agency in Gaza. Israel claims, without the organization, there would be no refugee problem.

In such a situation, Sri Lanka, which is plagued by economic crisis, donated one million dollars for Gaza on Tuesday. The country’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office said in a statement, “The government has donated one million dollars to aid children affected by the conflict in the Gaza Strip. The donation has been officially handed over to the Palestinian Authority through official channels of the United Nations.

Earlier, in February, President Wickremesinghe proposed the establishment of a fund aimed at helping children affected by the conflict in Gaza. Sri Lanka made the grant after the cabinet approved the proposal.

Hamas attacked Israel on October 7 last year. Authorities claim that about 1200 Israelis were killed in this attack. Hamas also took many Israeli hostages. While many hostages have been freed in a Qatar-brokered ceasefire, Hamas still holds hundreds of hostages.

In response to the attack by Hamas, Israel started a barbaric attack on Gaza from that day. According to Gaza’s health ministry, more than 32,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks so far; About 75 thousand were injured.

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