Under the patronage and presence of the Prime Minister
A German support agreement with 17 million euros for the United Nations Development Program to respond to COVID-19 and support the resilience of Palestinian communities
Under the patronage and presence of the Prime Minister Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh, the German government, through the German Development Bank which was represented by Mr. David Koons, and the United Nations Development Program, which was represented by Ms. Yvonne Healy, signed an agreement worth 17 million euros.
The prime minister thanked the German Republic for the support it provides to Palestine and he conveyed the greetings of President Abu Mazen to the German Chancellor Merkel, and we thank the German people who donate to the Palestinian people."
It is worth noting that the Investment for Resilience (IPR) program will support Palestinian communities in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its medium to long-term socio-economic impacts in the areas of health and employment, and enhance access to sustainable and high-quality services. Around 500,000 people are expected to benefit from the program throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.
As part of the immediate response, the Investment for Resilience Program (IPR) will enhance the readiness and capacity of the Palestinian health system by creating about a thousand short-term job opportunities for health work teams and skilled and unskilled workers over a period of twelve months, along with training, and through the purchase of Medical equipment and supplies for health facilities, in addition to purchasing and placing six medical waste treatment devices and training health workers.