ERC Amos’ first visit to oPt and Israel

13 May, 2011
UNRWA school in Shu'fat. Credit: JC Tordai
UNRWA school in Shu'fat. Credit: JC Tordai

Valerie Amos, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, will starting a four-day trip to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and Israel tomorrow, with EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva.

During their joint mission to the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, USG Amos and Commissioner Georgieva will reiterate the commitment of the United Nations and the European Union to assist the most vulnerable Palestinians in their daily challenges, and the importance of respecting international humanitarian law by all parties.

Throughout her visit, the Under-Secretary-General will meet representatives of the most vulnerable people, particularly those living in the West Bank's Area C, in East Jerusalem, in Gaza and in Sderot. She is also scheduled to hold meetings with Palestinian Prime Minister Fayad, high-level Israeli officials, as well as with humanitarian organizations and international partners on the ground.

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