Days of Palestine

Sunday, January 29

UN aid convoy enters Gaza via Rafah Crossing

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Days of Palestine, Gaza Strip –A United Nations humanitarian aid convoy entered on Wednesday into Gaza Strip through the Rafah Crossing for first time since blockade started in 2007.

The World Food Programme (WFP) said the convoy carried enough food for around 150,000 people for five days.

“It is extremely important that we have access to the Gaza Strip to ensure a constant flow of humanitarian supplies to meet the growing needs of the people affected by the recent violence,” WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and East Europe Mohamed Diab said.

According to a statement from the UN, the convoy was carrying 15,650 food parcels, including ready-to-eat canned meat, canned beans, tea and dates.

The statement added: “Another 10,000 parcels are to be delivered in the next few days.”