Gaza: Less than half of humanitarian missions reached the north of the enclave this month

Газа: менее половины гуманитарных миссий добрались в этом месяце до севера анклава

The amount of aid reaching Gaza is not enough. Gaza: Less than half of humanitarian missions reached the north of the enclave this month Humanitarian aid

UN aid agencies say fewer than half of aid convoys have reached northern Gaza this month, despite repeated calls from the international community for more aid to reach that part of the enclave.

Access restrictions

According to the latest data from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) ), in the first two weeks of March, Israeli authorities “facilitated” only 11 of 24 humanitarian missions. “The remaining missions were either rejected or postponed,” OCHA says.

The agency again warned that “restrictions on humanitarian access” continue to “severely impact the timely delivery of life-saving assistance, especially to hundreds of thousands of people in northern Gaza.”

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Israeli authorities to “ensure full and unhindered access to humanitarian supplies throughout Gaza” and on the international community to fully support the humanitarian efforts of the United Nations.

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Speaking in Brussels, where he is meeting with representatives of the European Union, the UN chief also repeated his call to continue to do everything possible to in order to “stop the killings, achieve an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and ensure the unconditional release of the hostages.”

Sending aid to northern Gaza requires “approval” from Israeli authorities on a daily basis, OCHA explained, but despite best efforts to coordinate the process, “truck convoys often turn back, even after long waits at the Wadi Gaza crossing.” , which is the gateway to the north of the enclave.

According to OCHA, in the first two weeks of March, Israeli authorities granted access to 78 of 103 aid missions in areas south of the Wadi. Gases.

Famine is inevitable

V “Famine is imminent” in some parts of the enclave, the UN agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) has warned. in a day. This is significantly less than required,” UNRWA said on Platform X.

Land routes are the most effective way to deliver aid. And in order for humanitarian goods to flow through these routes in sufficient quantities, a ceasefire and the release of all remaining hostages are necessary.

To this end, according to media reports, negotiations are currently taking place in Qatar between several delegations, including from Israel, the United States and Egypt.

According to the latest information from the enclave’s health authorities, the death toll in Gaza since October 7 has risen to 31,923, with 74,096 people injured.


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