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Source: USAID
12 January 2007

USAID Funds a Waste Removal Project in Tal El Sultan

Tal El Sultan, Gaza Strip - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is assisting in the removal of a hazardous solid waste dump in Tal El Sultan neighborhood in Rafah. Through this $25,000 emergency assistance program, USAID is responding to a serious health threat to the residents of Tal El Sultan. The cleanup, which started on December 19, will improve the environment and quality of life for 30,000 people.

The Tal El Sultan waste removal project is part of USAID's $28.2 million emergency assistance program, Rafeed. This program enables USAID to respond promptly to the immediate humanitarian and emergency needs of the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza.

Since 1993, Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have received more than $1.7 billion in U.S. economic assistance via USAID projects to combat poverty, improve health and education, create jobs and promote good governance.

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