Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, was behind the contribution.
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Palestine, is heartbreaking to watch.
It can be hard to know what to do, but the UAE is stepping in with a generous donation to the UN’s humanitarian work in the territory.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, announced on Wednesday that a US$2 million (Dhs7.3m) contribution would be made, The National reports.
The donation is timed to assist with electricity for hospitals in the area, supplies of which are currently under threat.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was behind the contribution, The National reports.
It comes as part of the UAE’s policy of supporting the UN’s efforts in the Middle East.
The donation also follows US President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter that he would cut funding to Palestine.
…peace treaty with Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Later in January, the US said it would hold back part of its contribution to the United Nations’ Relief and Welfare Agency until it made unspecified reforms. Reuters reported at the time that the decision would put pressure on the agency’s ability to provide food, health and education in Gaza.
In December, Trump made inflammatory comments regarding Jerusalem’s status, suggesting that the US would recognise the city as Israel’s capital.
Following those statements, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan joined those standing with Palestine.
“No political decision can ever undermine the sanctity of Jerusalem and what it means to millions of Arabs, Muslims and Christians around the world,” she wrote on Twitter at the time.