Palestinian children leave their neighborhoods to safer locations amid continuing Israeli bombardment of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 24, 2014
Palestinian children leave their neighborhoods to safer locations amid continuing Israeli bombardment of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 24, 2014 © Bilal Telawi - AFP
Palestinian children leave their neighborhoods to safer locations amid continuing Israeli bombardment of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 24, 2014
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Last updated: July 24, 2014

France announces 11 million euros in aid for Gaza

President Francois Hollande announced on Thursday an 11-million-euro ($14.8 million) aid package to the besieged Gaza Strip, where an Israeli military offensive has left more than 700 people dead.

An advisor to Hollande said the humanitarian aid, eight million of which will be given to the Palestinian Authority and the remainder to UN bodies and NGOs working in Gaza, was approved after a meeting with non-governmental organisations working in the strife-torn region.

The NGOs "highlighted the gravity of the situation, the scale of the humanitarian needs of the civilian population and the difficulty of humanitarian workers in getting to the victims," Hollande's office said.

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