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Qatar pays $6m to 60,000 poor families in Gaza

A Palestinian woman prepares food for her children at her home in a poverty-stricken quarter of al-Zaytoon in Gaza City on 17 September 2013 [Ezz Zanoun/Apaimages]
A Palestinian woman prepares food for her children at her home in a poverty-stricken quarter of al-Zaytoon in Gaza City on 17 September 2013 [Ezz Zanoun/Apaimages]

Ambassador Mohammed al-Emadi, Head of Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, announced on Wednesday paying $6m to 60,000 poor families in Gaza Strip.

In a statement sent to journalists, Al-Emadi said that $4m was also allocated for sustainable projects to be disclosed later.

Al-Emadi said that the poor families to start receiving their payments on Thursday with $100 per each family.

In May, the Qatari Emir announced $480m in aid for the Palestinian people in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which has been under a strict Israeli-Egyptian siege since mid-2007.

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