Cairo, Egypt | BAZZUP | An Egyptian Red Crescent official said on Wednesday that over 600 truckloads containing 9,000 tons of assistance had been brought to the Gaza Strip so far via a crucial land crossing with Egypt.
Since the start of the Hamas-Israeli conflict, assistance supplies from 19 nations and 14 international organizations have reached war-torn Gaza via the Rafah border, according to Khaled Zayed, the relief agency’s regional director in Egypt’s North Sinai.
In the worldwide effort to alleviate the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian enclave, he pointed out that 89 aircraft bringing 7,700 tons of supplies from 33 nations and organizations had arrived at El-Arish International Airport in North Sinai, a governorate bordering Gaza.
According to Egyptian authorities, a convoy of 65 vehicles carrying medical supplies, tents, mineral water, and infant formula crossed the Egyptian side of the Rafah border on Wednesday.
652 foreign passport holders entered Egypt on Tuesday, including 55 Egyptians and Canadians, 15 injured Palestinians, four children with cancer, and more than ten family members.
Since October 21, the Rafah border has been open for the admission of injured Palestinians and those of dual nationality, as well as for access to humanitarian assistance since the beginning of November.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, which is located in Gaza, at least 10,569 Palestinians have died as a result of Israeli assaults on the Gaza Strip since October 7.