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Humanitarian Aid Supplies to be Delivered to Gaza as Israel Continues Bombing: Update from WHO

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Much-Needed Humanitarian Aid Expected to Reach Gaza amid Ongoing Israeli Bombardment

Amidst the continuous bombings by Israel, much-needed humanitarian aid supplies are anticipated to be delivered to Gaza through the Rafah border crossing. This development comes after an agreement was reached between US President Joe Biden, Egypt, and Israel to allow aid into the blockaded enclave.

Trucks Loaded with Supplies Await Delivery

On the Egyptian side of the border, hundreds of trucks filled with supplies are still waiting for clearance. These aid shipments are crucial as Gaza faces devastating Israeli bombardment. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also stated its expectation for the opening of the Rafah border crossing on Friday to facilitate the delivery of aid.

WHO Ready to Provide Assistance

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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed readiness to deliver aid supplies to Gaza as soon as the Rafah crossing opens. The trucks are loaded and prepared for the mission, and the WHO is collaborating with the Egyptian and Palestinian Red Crescent Societies to ensure a smooth delivery process.

Planned Supplies for Gaza

Theresa Zakaria from the World Health Organization’s Emergency Relief Office revealed that they have five trucks full of supplies near Gaza in Egypt. Additionally, another 40 tons of supplies are expected to arrive in the following week. These provisions include medicines for chronic patients, materials for treating the injured, and other essential supplies for the care of 300,000 individuals, including pregnant women.

Essential Medical Supplies En Route

Emergency Relief Coordinator Mike Ryan informed that anesthetics, intravenous drips, painkillers, wound dressings, and amputation supplies are currently en route to the Palestinian Strip.

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