Latvia will donate 50,000 euros to the Gaza Strip


Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, announced that his country will donate 50,000 euros in humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza Strip.

Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics

Latvia: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics

The war in Gaza Strip continues when both sides trade gunfire and rockets for more than three weeks. About 1,050 Palestinian residents and military activists have been killed during the conflict. According to the information from Gaza, at least 6,000 people were injured during the attacks of the Israeli air-force on some neighborhoods in Gaza. About 50 Israeli soldiers and civilians have also been killed and more than 150 were injured.

Earlier this month, Estonia has donated humanitarian aid of 75,000 euros to Gaza. Estonia and Latvia will give the donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) that will use the money in order to help the civilians in Gaza Strip.

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said earlier this month that the main problems in Gaza for this moment is the access to drinking water for the civilians, as well as lack of certain medication.


Aleksejus Podpruginas
Aleksejus Podpruginas is The Baltic Review author based in Israel

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