June 18, 2024
UNRWA says Food Distribution In Rafah Suspended, Citing Insecurity
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UNRWA says Food Distribution In Rafah Suspended, Citing Insecurity

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, says food distribution in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah has been suspended due to a lack of supplies and insecurity in the densely populated city.

In a statement on its X handle on Tuesday, UNRWA said that only seven of its 24 health centres were operational and that it had not received any medical supplies in the past 10 days due to what it called ‘closures and disruptions’ at the Rafah and the Karem Abu Salem crossings into Gaza.

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The humanitarian situation in the besieged territory deteriorated since Israel seized and closed the Palestinian side of the Rafah land crossing with Egypt earlier this month.

The vital crossing, which had served as a major supply line for aid, and an entry and exit point for humanitarian workers, has been closed since May 7.

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