CARE Urges US to Keep Funding Urgent Life-Saving Aid Programs in Gaza

CARE Urges US to Keep Funding Urgent Life-Saving Aid Programs in Gaza

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Posted
8/10/18

WASHINGTON—Without the release of already agreed-upon funds for the continuation of humanitarian programs for civilians in Gaza, CARE is only days away from being forced to shut down its programs. David Ray, CARE USA VP of Policy and Advocacy released the following statement:

“As violence flares in Gaza, it’s urgent to note that CARE is only days away from being forced to shutter its US-funded healthcare programs that serve tens of thousands of vulnerable women and children in Gaza. The Administration is withholding these already agreed-upon funds, which is deeply worrying because humanitarian programs should never be used for political leverage.”

 

Media contact:

 

Mahmoud Shabeeb, mshabeeb@care.org, +962-79-146-39-03, Skype: mahmoud.shabeeb_1 (based in Amman, Jordan)

 

Nicole Harris, nharris@care.org, 404-735-0871

 

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is dire. Fuel is running out to power critical civilian needs such as hospitals and water and waste-treatment facilities. Photo: Alison Baskerville/CARE

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