Canada has announced new funding of 40 million Canadian dollars (about $29.8 million US dollars) to provide food, water, and other humanitarian assistance to Gaza, according to Reuters news agency.
The Canadian Ministry of Global Affairs stated in a press release that the funds will be allocated to international agencies, including the World Food Programme, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization.
This announcement comes in the wake of Canada and several other countries' decision to suspend funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) following accusations by Israel that some of the agency's employees were involved in Hamas attacks on southern Israel on October 7th.
Canada's commitment to providing humanitarian aid to Gaza underscores its dedication to alleviating the suffering of those affected by conflicts and crises in the region.
The funding will support vital initiatives to ensure access to necessities and healthcare for the people of Gaza during challenging times.