France announces additional $85 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza

Emmanuel Macron, French President

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# 09 November 2023 17:47 (UTC +04:00)

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday his country will be increasing its aid to Gaza by 80 million euros ($85.5 million), APA reports citing CNN.

"Since October 7, France has announced 20 million euros (almost $21.4 million) in additional humanitarian aid, and we will be increasing this effort to 100 million euros (almost $107 million) for 2023,” said the French president at the International Humanitarian Conference for Gaza, which is taking place Thursday in Paris.

Macron also called on all countries present at the conference "to increase their financial contributions towards the Palestinian civilian population via the United Nations," echoing the UN's call that at least $1.2 billion are required to meet the needs of the nearly 2.7 million residents living in Gaza and West Bank.