UNRWA: 6,303 Refugee families have not received payments to start repairing their homes
GAZA, (PIC)– UNRWA announced that 6,303 Gazan refugee families have not received payments to start repairing their totally destroyed homes. Total estimated costs for reconstruction are 283.6 million dollars. In a report, UNRWA revealed that payments to 23 refugee families have been made to restore their totally destroyed homes in Gaza Strip. Payments should also be continued to another 1000 refugee families. The report disclosed that over 1.88 million American dollars was paid last week for reconstruction, repair works and cash aid for rentals. Funding will reach a total of 882 refugee families in the besieged enclave. Approximately 8,000 refugee families still displaced by the 2014 conflict have not received transitional shelter cash assistance (TSCA) for the second quarter in in 2016, the report pointed out. The report stated that for repairs of damages of all categories (minor, major and severe), the principal barrier to completing the outstanding repairs is funding. If current conditions remain, including adequate amounts of building material entering Gaza, UNRWA estimates that repairs could be completed within six months from receipt of sufficient funding.
(Source / 06.07.2016)