United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Palestinians

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 12, 2014

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced $414 million in U.S. assistance to the Palestinians.

This includes more than $212 million that will be delivered through USAID. Of this, approximately $75 million will support critically needed relief and early recovery efforts in Gaza; $100 million will support the Palestinian Authority’s budgetary needs, including through financial support to the East Jerusalem Hospital Network; and $37 million will further strengthen the institutions of the Palestinian Authority, support economic growth, provide health and humanitarian assistance, and build the infrastructure and water resources of the West Bank.

Secretary Kerry’s announcement also includes $118 million in humanitarian assistance to Gaza announced by Secretary Kerry in July and September, which provided critical humanitarian aid, including food, water, shelter and medical supplies to the population of Gaza. This included a $74 million contribution to UNRWA’s Gaza Flash Appeal, $36.4 in USAID assistance, and $7.7 million to other international partners.

It further includes $84 million provided to UNRWA to address other emergency needs in the West Bank and Gaza.

The United States remains committed to continuing to address the needs of the Palestinian people.