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<p class=On average, from May 7 to Tuesday, May 28, 58 trucks with humanitarian aid entered the Gaza Strip, while from April 1 to May 6, 176 arrived

The amount of of humanitarian aid entering the Gaza Strip has dropped by two-thirds since the Israeli armed forces began operations in Rafah earlier this month, the UN said on Wednesday, which continues to warn against the risk of the Palestinian enclave being faced with famine.

“The amount of food and other aid entering Gaza, already insufficient to meet rapidly increasing needs, has further shrunk since May 7,” by 67 percent, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.

On average, from May 7 to Tuesday 28/05, 58 trucks with humanitarian aid entered the Gaza Strip, while from April 1 to May 6, 176 arrived, he clarified.

From these numbers exclude cargo carried by the private sector and fuel.

The UN has long said that nearly ten times as many aid trucks, more than five hundred, must come in to avert the danger.

Since the outbreak of war on October 7 and early this month, most of humanitarian aid intended for the 2.3 million Gazans entered the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing, on the border with Egypt, and through the Kerem Shalom crossing.

But after the Israelis began operations in Rafah, with the declared goal of eliminating the last anti-Israel Hamas battalions, the border crossing has been closed.

At the same time, aid deliveries by sea, through the corridor from Cyprus, to the artificial jetty set up by the US military, has been suspended after part of it was dismantled.

According to the UN, after the operation of this infrastructure began on May 17, until it was suspended, 900 metric tons of aid were received and transported with 137 trucks.

source: APE-MPE

Source: 24h.com.cy

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