Egyptian state media say the Rafah Crossing into Gaza will be opened for several hours today to allow the delivery of desperately needed aid.
More than 100 trucks carrying aid have been queuing for several days on the Egyptian side of the border, with the United Nations calling for urgent help for civilians in Gaza.
Aline Rumonge, the head of supply chains at the UN World Food Programme, told the BBC that it would take around 60 trucks to transport that amount of food and that it would be enough to feed just under half a million people for one week.
She explains that once the trucks pass the border, they will be ready to transport it to the shelters and other places were food is needed
The United States President,Joe Biden and his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi two days ago agreed to open the Rafah crossing to a handful of trucks loaded with aid destined for the Gaza Strip.