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Sisi: Rebuilding Gaza needs more than $500m offered by Egypt

Egyptian technical teams to work in the debris removal and reconstruction works with the necessary equipment in order to support the reconstruction works reach Gaza City, Gaza which was damaged by the Israeli attacks, on 4 June 2021. [Ashraf Amra - Anadolu Agency]
Egyptian technical teams to work in the debris removal and reconstruction works with the necessary equipment in order to support the reconstruction works reach Gaza City, Gaza which was damaged by the Israeli attacks, on 4 June 2021. [Ashraf Amra - Anadolu Agency]

Reconstructing Gaza needs more than the $500 million offered by Egypt following the Israeli offensive between 11-21 May 2021, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said yesterday.

Speaking at a panel of the World Youth Forum (WYF) conference in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, Al-Sisi said: "We wished to contribute more than this sum [$500m]."

He added: "I hope that the reconstruction process we promised will end as soon as possible for the sake of our brothers in the Gaza Strip."

The Egyptian president called on the donor countries to provide financial aid to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) so that it would be able to fulfil its duties towards the Gaza Strip.

"Our role will continue and we urge the donors to never abandon UNRWA," he said.

Director of the UNRWA's representative in Cairo, Sahar Lijbour, thanked the Egyptian president for his support for the organisation.

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