UN official calls for international support to Palestinians

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-20 23:20:09|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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RAMALLAH, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- A senior UN official on Monday urged the international community to continue with their support for the Palestinians.

Ursula Mueller, assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and deputy emergency relief coordinator in the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), called on the international community to "ensure consistent and sustained funding to help alleviate the challenges faced by Palestinians," said a press statement by the OCHA.

Mueller just concluded a six-day visit to Palestine and Israel.

Mueller met with Palestinian officials and reaffirmed the UN's commitment to addressing humanitarian needs across the occupied territory.

"Until there is a viable political solution, it is critical that the international community should continue to render support in a consistent and sustained manner to meet the needs of the most vulnerable Palestinians," Mueller said.

She urged the UN member states to continue to provide humanitarian assistance in Gaza and the West Bank and "work to rekindle a robust political dialogue and promote long-term solutions to address the root causes of this crisis."