Thu 25 Apr 2024 1:19 pm - Jerusalem Time

United Nations: The land route to deliver aid to Gaza is a necessity

The chief humanitarian and reconstruction coordinator in Gaza, Sigrid Kaag, said on Thursday that the sea corridor cannot replace the land route in delivering aid to Gaza.

Kaag indicated in her meeting with journalists at the United Nations building in New York that they emphasized from the beginning the importance of the land route to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza.

She added: "The whole issue is about aid via the land route. The land route is faster, easier and less expensive."

She explained that the aid via the sea corridor that will arrive from the Southern Cyprus administration will undergo examination and then arrive at the port built by the United States.

She indicated that the United Nations has set some conditions for participation in this project, including the presence of an effective warning system, the distribution of aid to all areas of Gaza, freedom of choice in operations, and ensuring a safe distance from the Israeli army.

She stressed that the ultimate goal is to ensure that aid reaches the people of Gaza on an ongoing basis.

In violation of international laws, Israel restricts humanitarian access to Gaza, especially by land; This caused a scarcity of food, medicine, and fuel supplies, and accusations of committing a “war crime” by using the weapon of “starvation.”

Israel has continued its devastating war on Gaza since last October 7, despite the issuance of an immediate ceasefire resolution by the Security Council, and despite its first appearance before the International Court of Justice on charges of committing “genocide.”


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United Nations: The land route to deliver aid to Gaza is a necessity