Germany pledges $134m to support Palestine

Germany has pledged to donate $134 million as part of a year-long funding agreement with Palestine ​​in support of the government and vital projects, Wafa news agency reported. The Palestinian Advisor to the Prime Minister for Planning and Aid Coordination, Estephan Salameh, and the German Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister[…]

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Millions handed over to SA NGOS for Syria

Almost R10-million was presented to seven charities today by #OperationSA for the #SAveSyria humanitarian efforts. The money was raised following an urgent call for donations over the past ten days. R14 110 668.00 was pledged as at 8am today. Speaking at a cheque handing over ceremony in Houghton Johannesburg today, #OperationSA’s[…]

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Over R10-million pledged in Syria telethon

In a record feat, a pledge line by the five-day old NGO #OperationSA to assist with humanitarian efforts in Syria raised over R10 million within five hours. The #SAveSyria campaign was launched at the weekend following calls to assist victims in Aleppo and other parts of war-torn Syria. Social activists[…]

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‘Apparently no one cares about Gaza’

OPINION by Tony Laurance- Writing for Al Jazeera last October, ahead of the Cairo Donor Conference for Gaza, I warned that it was not enough to pledge large sums – as donors duly did. We needed to learn from past failures and ensure that the aid was actually delivered. Alas,[…]

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Gaza donations fall way short of pledges

Only about a little over five percent of money pledged to rebuild Gaza devastated by Israel’s deadly assault on the Palestinian territory last year has reached Gaza, humanitarian news service IRIN has said. A source at the office of the Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa, told IRIN on Monday[…]

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Darun Na’im seeks to purchase Lux

Islamic education institution Darun Na’im is seeking pledges to raise funds to purchase and redevelop the iconic Luxurama theatre in Wynberg. The institution caters to 200 full time students and 300 part time students and needs to accommodate more annually. The institution hopes purchasing the dilapidated Luxurama would solve the[…]

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