The Government of the Balearic Islands is allocated 2.134.143,50 euros to the United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Middle East (UNRWA) between 2015 and 2023, when the current president of the Congress, the socialist Francina Armengol, is the head of that government, as announced. Mallorcadiario.com.
These funds are used for various programs, including: food baskets, housing rehabilitation, social theater and comics, and gender equality and gender violence prevention projects in Gaza and the West Bank.
In 2015, when the Government began to provide such assistance to the UN organization, it allocated only 60,000 euros for one project. housing rehabilitation of Palestinian refugees damaged by the ‘protective edge’ offensive in Gaza.
Between July 8 and August 26, 2014, Israel carried out this military operation against Hamas – due to its rocket attacks – with aviation, naval and ground artillery fire. According to UN data, the invasion resulted in the death of 2,251 Palestinians (1,462 civilians, 551 of them children) and 73 Israelis, of which 67 were soldiers and six civilians.
The years with the biggest help from the Government: 2018, 2019 and 2021
However, the largest amount came in the years 2018, 2020 and 2021. In 2018, in total, 439,000 euros The Armengol Government assigned them to the UNRWA agency. Of that amount of money, 70,000 euros for the development of food safety of vulnerable families in the Gaza Strip; 60,000 euros for housing rehabilitation of Palestine refugees and 24,000 euros for the Portraits of Empowerment: Women in the Gaza Strip program.
In 2018 it also committed 120,000 euros to prevention against gender violence for Palestinian refugee women in the Gaza Strip; 25,000 euros to finance the project ‘Connecting realities: the Balearic population and Palestine refugees through the Sustainable Development Goals’ and 100,000 euros for the urgent distribution of food aid for the Palestine refugee population in situations of extreme poverty in the Loop area.
In 2019, the total allocated is 375,000 euros, distributed as follows: 25,000 euros to the ‘Empowerment Portraits II: breaking gender stereotypes about Palestinian women’ program and 200,000 euros for the protection and care of female survivors of sexual violence in the refugee camps in Gaza.
Likewise, in the same year it also dedicated 125,000 euros to finance the prevention and protection against gender violence for Palestinian refugee women in the Gaza Strip (phase II) and 25,000 euros to fund the ‘Gender equality and SDGs from comics’ program. Illustrates the truth of the brave women of Palestine’, according to the report of the Ministry of Social Services and Cooperation of the Government.
In 2021, the second year with the most money allocated by the Armengol Executive, donations were made 405,000 eurosWHERE 125,000 for the project ‘Promoting maternal and child health rights of Palestine refugee women in the East Jerusalem health center in the West Bank’ and others 125,000 euros for the prevention and protection against gender violence for Palestine refugee women in the Gaza Strip.
Besides, 75,000 euros They dedicate themselves to the care and protection of women who are victims of sexist violence in Palestine refugee camps in the Gaza Strip; 50,000 euros They guaranteed the right to food for Palestinian refugees in vulnerable situations in the Gaza Strip during the covid-19 pandemic, and 30,000 euros more for the program ‘Illustration of SDG 5 from Palestine refugee women’.
The rest of the years the distribution is as follows: 40,000 euros in 2016; another 135,160.5 euros in 2017 and 279,983 euros in 2020. In the years 2022 and 2023, the figure is 220,000 euros and 180,000 euros, respectively.