Estonia sends aid to Gaza strip residents whilst fighting rages on

  • 2014-07-25
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

Estonia has sent 75,000 euros aid to the Gaza strip to help 'alleviate the humanitarian sitation' in the region.

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said life for Gaza resident was very difficult and access to water and medicines were needed.

"The biggest problems are the problems of access to water and wastewater drainage. Medicines are also needed in the region," said Paet.

More than 100,000 people have fled from the conflict to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) centres. More than 600 Palestinians have been killed, the majority of whom are civilians, public broadcasting reports. 

Paet urged the Israeli government and Palestinian authorities to take all possible measures to prevent the further escalation of an already tense situation and fatalities.