New Zealand Pledges Additional USD 5 Million to Aid Gaza Crisis

INDONESIAUPDATES.COM, News En – In a recent announcement, New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, revealed plans to channel an additional USD 5 million (IDR 82 billion) to the World Food Program (WFP) and UNICEF to support Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. This funding aims to alleviate the severe humanitarian crisis resulting from the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.

Peters emphasized the critical situation in Gaza, describing it as a “major disaster” and an “emergency” in his social media statement. This latest contribution brings New Zealand’s total humanitarian aid for those affected by the conflict to USD 22 million (IDR 360.8 billion).

The prolonged military offensive and blockade by Israel have devastated Gaza, causing the deaths of over 37,300 Palestinians. The region faces widespread famine, with hundreds of thousands of residents on the brink of starvation, according to international aid agencies.

In a related development, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has accused Israel of genocide. The ICJ’s recent ruling mandates an immediate halt to Israel’s operations in the southern city of Rafah, where more than a million Palestinians have sought refuge from the conflict.

New Zealand’s increased support underscores the global community’s concern and commitment to addressing the dire humanitarian needs in Gaza.


Pertanyaan Umum (FAQ): New Zealand’s Additional Humanitarian Aid to Gaza


1. What is the total amount of humanitarian aid New Zealand is providing to Gaza?

  • New Zealand is providing a total of USD 22 million (IDR 360.8 billion) in humanitarian aid to Gaza, with the recent addition of USD 5 million (IDR 82 billion).
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2. Which organizations will receive the additional USD 5 million from New Zealand?

  • The additional USD 5 million will be channeled to the World Food Program (WFP) and UNICEF.

3. Why is New Zealand increasing its humanitarian aid to Gaza?

  • New Zealand is increasing its aid in response to the severe humanitarian crisis in Gaza, where widespread famine and significant casualties have resulted from the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.

4. What is the current humanitarian situation in Gaza?

  • Gaza is experiencing a major disaster, with over 37,300 Palestinians killed and hundreds of thousands on the brink of starvation due to the prolonged military offensive and blockade by Israel.

5. Has Israel faced any international legal actions related to its operations in Gaza?

  • Yes, Israel has been accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ recently ordered Israel to halt its operations in the southern city of Rafah, where more than a million Palestinians have sought refuge.

6. How will the additional funds from New Zealand be used by WFP and UNICEF?

  • The funds will be used to provide essential food and humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, addressing the immediate needs caused by the conflict and blockade.

7. How did Winston Peters describe the situation in Gaza?

  • Winston Peters described the situation in Gaza as a “major disaster” and an “emergency” in his social media statement.

8. What impact does New Zealand hope to achieve with this aid?

  • New Zealand aims to alleviate the severe humanitarian crisis in Gaza, providing much-needed support to the affected population and contributing to international relief efforts.
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