Egypt says to host Gaza donors` conference on Oct 12

Egypt announced Tuesday that it would host a donors` conference on financing the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following the devastating war with Israel, to be held on October 12.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 10, 2014, 00:46 AM IST

Cairo: Egypt announced Tuesday that it would host a donors` conference on financing the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following the devastating war with Israel, to be held on October 12.

The conference will be held in Cairo, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri said after a meeting with his Norwegian counterpart, Boerge Brende.

Earlier Tuesday, the United Nations and the Palestinian government called for international donors to provide $550 million in aid to help hundreds of thousands of Gazans affected by the war.