HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR THE
PEOPLE OF PALESTINE
The Government of India announced on 13th May, humanitarian assistance of Rs. 10 crores(US$ 2.5 million), to alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinian People in the wake of a humanitarian crises in Palestine.
As a part of the assistance, India has been despatching life saving medicines to Palestine. The first batch of medicines weighing 2500Kgs. was handed over to the Palestinian Authority on 10th August,2006. The second batch of Medicines weighing 8500 Kgs is being handed over to Dr. Rafiq Husseini, Chief of Cabinet of President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on 28th September by India’s Representative to Palestine.
The medicines consist of anti-cancer drugs, drugs to treat cardiac arrest, hypertension, shock and depression, skin, bone and internal infections, kidney failure, coma, Parkinson disease, schizophrenia, pneumonia and respiratory infections and drugs to be used along with Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy.
India reiterates on the occasion its unwavering and continued support to the cause of Palestine as symbolized by this gesture of solidarity with the Government and the people of Palestine.
September 28, 2006