Norway provides aid to Gaza

By Luna Finnsson

January 8 2009

Norway’s government has voted to send NOK 30 million worth of humanitarian relief to Gaza in the wake of Israeli attacks on the region. Norway’s Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere stated: “We are extremely concerned about the precarious humanitarian situation in Gaza.” He added that it is essential to guarantee the aid actually reaches those in Gaza who need it.

The Norway Post reports that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently allocating funds to a number of humanitarian organisations that work to provide emergency medical help to injured residents of the Gaza Strip. “We presume that Israel will provide the necessary access for humanitarian aid. There is an acute need for medical and surgical equipment at the hospitals in Gaza. We join in a broad international appeal to Israel to help to ensure that humanitarian relief supplies reach those in need,” Stoere said in a public statement.

Priority is being given to those aid groups who can ensure the aid will get directly to the victims who need it. Most of the funds are being sent through the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Red Cross (ICRC) and the Norwegian Aid Committee (NORWAC), and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Middle East (UNRWA).

This is a very small of amount of what has been happening in Gaza,
A very small amount of history as well. There so many things most do not realize about Gaza, but the Palestinians are not the bad guys. They have been symptomatically, killed, displaced and robbed of their land for years.

Gaza Reports from: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

Reports from: “Save the Children Canada” Charity in Gaza

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Jewish Voices Against the Israeli Attacks

Gaza War Why?: Natural Gas valued at over $4 billion MAYBE?

War in Gaza: Israel accused of killing 30 after shelling safe house

Israel killing their own by Using Deadly Weapons of Mass Destuction again Gaza

Israel kills UN driver causing halt to UN Relief Aid in Gaza

Red Cross slams Israel over 4 day wait to access  wounded

The making of Israel’s Apartheid in Palestine

Bombs rain down in Gaza as peace deal accepted ‘in principle’

Egypt floats truce plan after 42 killed in Gaza School and Bars Doctors from Gaza

Israel strike kills up to 60 members of one family

There are 5 pages of pictures all the links to them are in Gaza (1)

Gaza (1): A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Israel rains fire on Gaza with phosphorus Shells/Targets UN School

Gaza hospital overwhelmed by dead and wounded

An Open Letter From Jewish Youth in Canada – Support of Gaza

Foreign Press still banned from Gaza/Israel attacks Media Building in Gaza City

Gaza wounded die waiting for ambulances

War on Gaza – Timeline: June 19 2008 to January 3 2009

Gaza: Al-Wafa Hospital received warning they would be shelled

Israel pounds Gaza strip, vows to continue attacks

Will the global economic crisis save or kill NAFTA?

Israeli tanks, soldiers invade Gaza Strip

Lucky few leave Gaza, Israel planned attacks six months ago

If Hamas Did Not Exist

Actions we can take to help Palestinians in Gaza

There have been a number of Protests around the world as there are this weekend as well. I will add the ones from this weekend when they are posted.

Links about   World wide protests in support of about Gaza are in the January Index

January 2009 Index

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