Wed 29 May 2024 11:01 pm - Jerusalem Time

United Nations: Aid entry into Gaza decreased by 67 percent

The United Nations announced that aid entering the Gaza Strip has decreased by 67 percent since Israel closed the Rafah crossing on May 7.

This came during a press conference held by United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Wednesday.

Based on information he obtained from his field colleagues, Dujarric indicated that the Israeli bombing is still continuing intensely.

He stressed that the entry of aid into Gaza has decreased by 67 percent since May 7, and that the main reason behind this is the closure of the Rafah crossing (border with Egypt).

Dujarric explained that health agencies and other services are closing one after another, and that displacement due to attacks also affects the distribution of resources.

He pointed out that only one hospital in Rafah is partially functioning, and that the United Nations and its partners are doing their best despite all the circumstances.

Yesterday, Tuesday, the Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that all Rafah hospitals were out of service, with the exception of one hospital specializing in maternity, as a result of the ongoing Israeli ground attack on the city since May 6.

The Israeli war on Gaza since October 7 has left more than 117,000 Palestinians dead and wounded, most of them children and women, and about 10,000 missing amid massive destruction and famine that claimed the lives of children and the elderly.

Israel continues the war on Gaza despite orders from the International Court of Justice to immediately stop the ground attack on the city of Rafah (south), and to take temporary measures to prevent acts of “genocide” and improve the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Strip.


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United Nations: Aid entry into Gaza decreased by 67 percent