The United Nations launched Thursday a campaign to raise USD 450 million in aid to the Palestinians in 2007. According to the organization, the fundraising campaign is the largest ever in the Palestinian Authority and the third largest in the world.
UN officials told a Jerusalem press conference that about three-quarters of the money being requested is earmarked for job creation, cash assistance and food aid, said David Shearer, head of the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The UN is also asking for money to support the Palestinians health and education system.
According to the UN, 65 percent of Palestinians were living in poverty and 29 percent were unemployed. The Palestinian health care system is running out of medicine and on the verge of collapse, and nearly 50 percent of Palestinians do not have reliable access to food.
Funny how the PA always seem to find the money for guns, bombs and ammo, but as one Ynet News commenter remarked; someone has to pay for the kassams. I just pray my tax money is not used to prop up this dysfunction regime.