Delegation of Iceland to NATO
Brussels

04.09.2006

Iceland contributes to humanitarian assistance in the Palestinian Territories

The Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Valgerður Sverrisdóttir, has decided to contribute additional 200.000 USD to emergency and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian territories. The amount is equally divided between UN's UNICEF and World Food Program (WFP).

This amount is addition to Iceland's earlier contribution of 190.000 USD made in July. That amount was divided between the International Red Crescent (90.000 USD) and UNRWA (100.000 USD). The Icelandic Government has in this year contributed to people on the Palestinian territories total of 390.000 USD.

This additional contribution to the Palestinian territories was announced at Stockholm Donor Conference on the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian Territories.



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