World Bank Urges Arab Donors to Fulfill Gaza Pledges

(AP-Washington Post) Josef Federman - After the 2014 Gaza war, Arab countries led the way in pledging reconstruction aid to the enclave. But a new report released Monday by the World Bank shows that Qatar, the UAE and other Arab donors have delivered only a small fraction of what was promised. Qatar pledged $1 billion in 2014 but has delivered only $152 million, or 15%. Saudi Arabia has delivered just over 10% of the $500 million it pledged, while the UAE has sent 15% of the $200 million it promised and Kuwait has delivered none of the $200 million it pledged. Turkey has delivered about one-third of the $200 million it pledged. In contrast, the U.S. has delivered all of the $277 million it pledged.

2016-04-19 00:00:00

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