The UK has announced an additional £30 million in humanitarian aid to address the growing crisis in Gaza.

This announcement was made by the Foreign Secretary during his visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs).

The Foreign Secretary’s visit, which included a series of meetings with senior Israeli politicians, focussed on intensifying UK efforts to alleviate the humanitarian situation in Gaza. The discussions centred around opening greater access for essential support, including medical supplies and fuel.

This new pledge of £30 million brings the total additional aid announced by the UK for Palestinian civilians to £60 million since the crisis began in October.

Foreign Secretary David Cameron highlighted the importance of this assistance, stating:

“We are hopeful that today will see the release of hostages, and I am urging all parties to continue to work towards the release of every hostage. A pause will also allow access for life-saving aid to the people of Gaza. I am proud that a fourth UK flight carrying critical supplies landed in Egypt today, and I can announce new £30 million of funding which will be spent on vital aid such as shelter and medical provisions.”

The focus of the UK’s support is on delivering lifesaving aid to those in Gaza, with the assistance being channelled through trusted partners and UN agencies on the ground. The aid includes provisions for shelter and medical supplies, addressing the immediate needs of the population.

The fourth UK aircraft carrying humanitarian aid recently landed in Al Arish, Egypt, for transfer to Gaza.

The Royal Air Force (RAF) flight delivered 23 tonnes of aid, including blankets and sleeping mats, to be distributed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Defence Secretary Grant Shapps commented on the RAF’s role, saying: “The RAF continues to deliver on the UK’s commitment to helping those in need by operating flights into the region to provide urgent humanitarian support which will save civilian lives.”

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Tom has spent the last 13 years working in the defence industry, specifically military and commercial shipbuilding. His work has taken him around Europe and the Far East, he is currently based in Scotland.
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1 month ago

Interesting story from Gaza last night, Hamas decided to hang two men (its on Social media) last night and thousands of poor traumatized Gazans decided to cheer and film their murders, they then proceeded to chop up the men . And some people (looks at the Scottish FM) tell me these people should should be relocated to the Uk on mass because its the right thing to do. Oh and their crime, they were accused by Hamas of been Israeli spies, its a convenient excuse used time and time again inside Gaza to get rid of the opposition (usually by… Read more »

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monkey spanker
1 month ago
Reply to  farouk

The usual thing that folks think the rest of the world lives by the standards they have.

monkey spanker
monkey spanker
1 month ago

Great use of limited money. All the countries that are backing Hamas should be digging deep into their pockets instead of the U.K. the U.K. should be staying out of this disaster as much as possible. I do feel for the citizens of Gaza that don’t support Hamas but really this is a substantial amount of cash that could have went to the West Bank for example. They play nice and get what thanks for it? Moves towards a West Bank state and improving their lives should be accelerated. This also shows the citizens of Gaza what they can get… Read more »