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StatementMarch 19, 2024

World Bank Group Statement on Gaza

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2024—The World Bank Group today issued the following statement on Gaza:

“With more than half the population of Gaza on the brink of famine—including children and the elderly—the World Bank Group calls for urgent action to save lives. We join the international community in calling for immediate, free, and unimpeded access of medical supplies, food and life-essential services through all available means at speed and scale to the people of Gaza.”

About the World Bank Group’s Response in Gaza

In December 2023, the World Bank Group Board of Directors approved the commitment of $35 million funds to development partners which are active in Gaza, including UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Health Organization (WHO). This includes a $10 million package to the WFP to purchase food parcels and vouchers to reach an estimated 377,000 people.


In Washington: David Theis, +1 202 203 0601,


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