Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission donates £50,000 for Gaza aid

A makeshift shelter in Gaza. Image copyright AFP
Image caption The commission said it believed the two donations would "make a difference" in Gaza

Guernsey's Overseas Aid Commission has made two awards totalling £50,000 to help people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

The commission said it had given £15,000 to Christian Aid to support its work in the region.

Another £35,000 had been donated to an appeal started by the UK's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), it added.

Commission chairman Mike O'Hara said he believed the two donations "will make a difference".

The DEC is an umbrella organisation which brings together 13 UK aid charities to deal with international crises.

Four weeks of fighting between Israeli forces and militants in Gaza claimed more than 1,900 lives.

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