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    The “Amalthea Fund” was announced – The goal is to increase humanitarian aid to Gaza, says the Foreign Ministry – They discussed speeding up the “Amalthia Plan” to deliver much-needed additional aid

    More than thirty-five countries and several international agencies discussed on Thursday in Cyprus the technical aspects aimed at increasing humanitarian aid to Gaza.

    In his announcement, Foreign Minister Konstantinos Kombos, who chaired the meeting on the Cyprus Maritime Corridor, reports that following the joint statements of March 8 and March 14, 2024, a meeting of top officials was convened earlier today in Cyprus for technical discussions with the aim of accelerating the “Amalthia Plan< /strong>' to deliver much-needed additional humanitarian aid by sea to Gaza.

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    This, he points out, complements and does not replace all existing routes, especially through of Rafah, Egypt and Jordan, and entry points from Israel into Gaza to provide aid at scale. Opening the port of Ashdod to humanitarian aid would be welcome and would be an important addition to the corridor, he continues.

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    He mentions that during the meeting, the Senior Coordinator of Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction of UNO, Sigrid Kaag, which is responsible for facilitating, coordinating, monitoring and verifying the flow of aid to Gaza, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2720 (of 2023), also presented how the sea corridor can is one of several entry points needed to increase aid to Gaza, including the UN mechanism and the prospect of a Secretariat.

    In today's meeting, it is added, more than thirty-five countries and several international bodies discussed technical aspects aimed at increasing capacity as well as flexible ways of financing.

    To this end, the “Amalthia Fund” was announced, to which the parties can contribute and the possibility of creating a multi-donor fund under the UN was discussed. Further discussions with key partners will follow in the coming days, it said.

    Finally, it is noted that the participants stated that the protection of civilian life is a key element of international humanitarian law that must be respected and that all together we must do more to ensure that aid reaches people who desperately need it.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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