CAIRO, 22 OCT – Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffith welcomes the delivery of an aid convoy into Gaza.
Yesterday, the 20-trucks convoy entered Gaza after Rafah Crossing being opened at 10 am, local time.
The convoy was the first to enter war torn Gaza since the outbreak of hostilities on October 7.
“The 20-truck convoy includes life-saving supplies provided by the Egyptian Red Crescent and the United Nations which are approved to cross and be received by the Palestinian Red Crescent, with the support of the United Nations,
“The delivery follows days of deep and intense negotiations with all relevant sides to make sure that aid operation into Gaza resumes as quickly as possible and with the right conditions,
“Two weeks since the start of hostilities, the humanitarian situation in Gaza – already precarious – has reached catastrophic levels,” he said in a statement.
Martin noted that it is critical that aid reaches people in need wherever they are across Gaza, and at the right scale.
“The people of Gaza have endured decades of suffering. The international community cannot continue to fail them,” he said.
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