Second aid shipment reaches Gaza Strip – ZDFheute

Delivery of aid to suffering communities in the Gaza Strip is progressing in very small steps. As announced by the Egyptian Red Crescent and as can be seen from images on state television, the second convoy departed Egypt for the joint border transit area on Sunday.
While the Egyptian Red Crescent said 17 trucks had crossed the border, the communications director of the UN aid agency for Palestine, UNRWA, told Reuters news agency by telephone that 14 trucks carrying relief goods such as food and medicine had entered the coastal route. .

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UN emergency relief coordinator Martin Griffiths also spoke at the Platform. He described the delivery as “a glimmer of hope.”

Before being sent to the Gaza Strip, aid items are checked by UN employees. Only then were they allowed to travel to the coastal route in Palestinian trucks. Therefore, Egyptian trucks only deliver goods to border transit areas and do not enter the Gaza Strip.

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Cogat authorities in Israel also confirmed that the shipment had been approved on Sunday. Humanitarian aid “containing only water, food and medical equipment” was brought to the southern Gaza Strip.

All shipments had previously been inspected by “Israeli security officials,” the statement said.

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On Saturday evening it was said that the UN was negotiating another delivery for Sunday. Then on Sunday it was initially reported that the rumors were not true and there would be no further convoys.

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The amount that has been distributed currently is still very small compared to the actual needs in the Gaza Strip, where there are two million people living in the Gaza Strip.

Even before the war started, 60 percent of the population there depended on humanitarian aid from the UN’s Palestine Relief Agency. The UN currently assumes that around 100 truckloads of aid will be needed each day.

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Meanwhile, Turkey sent a plane containing 20 doctors and medicines to Egypt, as announced by Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca. Three planes also arrived from Qatar and India carrying 128 tonnes of aid supplies.

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