Top Political News

News > Politics > Top Political News > US to send $47M in humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip

US to send $47M in humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians there who have been forced from their homes since war broke out two weeks ago. A State Department breakdown of the aid that was released Monday said nearly a third of the money — $15 million — will go to the United Nations' refugee mission in Gaza. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to discuss the aid with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in a meeting late Monday in Cairo. Kerry arrived in the Egyptian capital only hours earlier in a U.S. push to help broker a truce between Israel and the militant group Hamas that controls Gaza.

Top Political News

BOSTON (AP) — Before his death from brain cancer in 2009, close family members said U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has cancelled plans to return to the United States...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black woman while spreading her...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he would support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new...
A look at what's gone but not forgotten: INTERROGATION TAPES In June 2005, a federal judge ordered the Bush...