Australia announces $15 million more in aid to Gaza

Anthony Albanese, Australian Prime Minister

© APA | Anthony Albanese, Australian Prime Minister

# 26 October 2023 09:41 (UTC +04:00)

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday announced an additional $15 million in humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza, bringing the total assistance promised by the country to $25 million, APA reports citing CNN.

“This adds to the $10 million Australia has already committed and will help deliver life-saving assistance such as emergency water and medical services,” Albanese said during a joint news conference with US President Joe Biden in Washington.

Albanese also condemned “the terrorism of Hamas” and said “we grieve for the loss of every innocent life, whether that be Israeli or Palestinian.”

On Wednesday, Australia called for “humanitarian pauses on hostilities” in Gaza to allow supplies to get in and safe passage for civilians, according to a statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.