June 13, 2024
Second Aid Convoy Enters Gaza As Israel Steps Up Bombardments
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Second Aid Convoy Enters Gaza As Israel Steps Up Bombardments

A second humanitarian convoy has crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip as Israel continues its bombardment of the besieged enclave, killing 55 people between Saturday and Sunday.

A total of 17 trucks entered Gaza yesterday, a day after the first convoy comprising 20 trucks carried medical aid, food and water into the area. The strip has been under intense Israeli bombing since the recent crisis began.

Speaking to Al Jazeera from Gaza, Mr. Thomas White of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said that the visuals of aid trucks on television which appear to look like fuel trucks do contain fuel that UNRWA is moving internally between depots. He said the much needed fuel is barely enough to keep aid operations going.

Gaza’s Health Ministry says 130 premature babies are in danger of death due to the lack of fuel.

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Aid agencies are also warning that the delivery of supplies should remain consistent since it is currently “only a drop in the ocean”, and cannot cover the immense needs of Gaza’s 2.3 million people.

The humanitarian situation in the densely populated enclave is dire. There is not only a shortage of medical supplies, but food and drinking water are also scarce as Israel has cut off electricity, fuel and water supplies in the wake of the deadliest attacks in decades.

According to the UN, sanitation facilities, water wells, reservoirs and pumping stations have suffered damage due to the incessant air strikes. The international agency estimates that about 100 trucks per day are needed to meet the needs of Gaza.

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