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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

UNICEF: Delivering emergency supplies to Gaza's children

from unicef

UNICEF: Delivering emergency supplies to Gaza's children

NEW YORK, USA, 11 January 2009 As the conflict in the Gaza Strip escalates into deeper ground incursions, UNICEF is appealing for $16 million in new funding to provide families and children with emergency supplies.

We have a fairly good idea of what are the needs, but we desperately need more resources, especially from UNICEF national committees and their donor partners, said Director of Emergency Operations Louis-Georges Arsenault.

UNICEF emergency supplies bound for Gaza have arrived in Jerusalem. Two charter flights from the organizations supply hub in Copenhagen landed last week; another is due Monday morning with emergency medical supplies, including equipment for specialized obstetrics care.

Meanwhile, UNICEF today managed to deliver 30,000 bottles of water from the West Bank to Gaza, where safe-water supplies are dangerously low. In addition, 500 family kits for water purification were delivered into Gaza from the Israeli port of Ashdod.

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