Palestinians get interim aid
Friday, May 12, 2006
The United Nations, the United States, Russia and the European Union have agreed on a "temporary international mechanism" to get aid to the Palestinians for a trial period of three months, to ease financial tensions on the new government led by Hamas.
"The Quartet expressed its willingness to endorse a temporary international mechanism that is limited in scope and duration, operates with full transparency and accountability," it said.
The Palestinian Authority has been facing a financial crisis since US and EU aid was suspended in April. There has been a large effort from the Muslim world, Particularly Egypt to help raise and fund the Pastinians.
The Palestinian Authority employs some 165,000 people and the UN estimates a quarter of the Palestinian population relies on government salaries. It is estimated that $240 million is needed to cover the PA salaries for March and April.
- "Palestinians to get interim aid" — , May 10, 2006
- Ahmed Fathi. "Egyptians Race to Donate for Palestinians" — , May 06, 2006
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