For Immediate Release

Office of Press Relations

Press Release

Today, Administrator Samantha Power announced that the United States, through USAID, will provide an additional $53 million in urgently needed humanitarian assistance for the people of Gaza and the West Bank affected by the ongoing conflict. This brings the total amount of funding announced by the U.S. government since October 7 to more than $180 million.

This additional funding will support partners, including World Food Program (WFP) and international NGOs, to provide urgently needed food, health, nutrition, shelter, protection, and water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance. This includes support for the treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition.

This funding supports trusted humanitarian organizations that are positioned to rapidly provide assistance to address growing needs in Gaza and the West Bank. Through this assistance, USAID will work with partners to deliver aid to people in Gaza affected by severe water shortages and the spread of infectious diseases exacerbated by overcrowding at shelters for displaced individuals, and support the operations of a field hospital. In addition, USAID will continue to work closely with WFP to provide urgently needed food assistance to people in Gaza and the West Bank, including flour for bread production. Funding will also allow NGO partners to continue to deliver shelter materials such as blankets and tarpaulin sheets.

With the help of partners in the region and globally, USAID continues to address growing needs amid the worsening humanitarian crisis to save lives and alleviate the suffering of the people in Gaza and the West Bank. The U.S. government is working around the clock to overcome challenges to aid delivery and humanitarian access and to scale up the humanitarian response. 

We continue to work with regional actors and Israeli officials to increase the flow of urgently needed humanitarian assistance into Gaza while prioritizing the safety of civilians and aid workers.

Administrator Power Travels to the Middle East - February 2024


Administrator Samantha Power is traveling to the Middle East to address the urgent humanitarian crisis in Gaza and advance the U.S. commitment to long term stability in the region.

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