FCA is assessing the start of humanitarian aid work in the Palestinian territories
The decision is based on Egypt’s announcement on Thursday to open the Rafah border crossing point for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.
FINN CHURCH AID (FCA) sends a humanitarian emergency aid expert to find out the possibilities of delivering aid in the Palestinian territories. The person appointed by the FCA will start the assessment work in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, where several UN and other aid organizations that are relevant, especially in terms of easing the humanitarian situation in Gaza, operate.
The background of the decision is Egypt’s announcement on Thursday to open the Rafah border crossing point for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.
“The task of the expert placed in the area is to find out the need for humanitarian aid, the refugee situation and to provide us with information on how we can best and most efficiently help people in need, says FCA’s Deputy Executive Director Ikali Karvinen.
Finn Church Aid is Finland’s largest humanitarian aid organization, which was founded in 1947. We currently operate in 12 countries where the need is greatest. FCA works on the development of the education sector in the West Bank, provides afternoon activities for Palestinian children at risk of exclusion in East Jerusalem, and discussion tools for teenagers in Israel.