Portuguese / Spanish / English

UN to deduct $30m in expenses from Gaza aid

An official source in the Egyptian foreign ministry has expressed "extreme surprise" over the UN's decision to deduct $30 million in administrative costs from the aid donated for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah reported yesterday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a number of media outlets reported that the UN had deducted approximately $800,000 as a first payment for about 24,000 UN employees.

According to the source, the total sum deducted from the expected financial aid for Gaza is $30 million.

The Egyptian officials expressed his surprise over the deduction of this money and the high rate of administrative costs.

He said that this is not in keeping with humanitarian work.

International OrganisationsMiddle EastNewsPalestineUN
Show Comments
Writing Palestine - Celebrating the tenth year of the Palestine Book Awards - Buy your copy of the book now
Show Comments