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Mon 20 May 2024 6:32 pm - Jerusalem Time

UNRWA: The arrival of aid to Gaza is essential to confront the severe water shortage

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said on Monday that safe and secure access for humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip is essential to confront the severe water shortage faced by displaced families, especially with rising temperatures.


The UN organization added in a post on the X platform that “the health and lives of Gaza residents depend on unhindered access to aid and an immediate ceasefire.”


It highlighted that safe and secure access for humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip “is essential to confront the severe water shortage faced by displaced families, especially now with rising temperatures.”


In a previous post via X, UNRWA announced, “Israel forced 810,000 Palestinians to forcibly displace from the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip during the past two weeks.”


Since May 6, the Israeli occupation army has been launching a ground attack on Rafah, and the next day it announced control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah land crossing with Egypt. Which caused it to be closed to limited humanitarian aid.


Before the Israeli attack, there were approximately 1.5 million Palestinians in Rafah, including approximately 1.4 million displaced from other areas in the besieged Strip for the past 18 years.


The closure of the Rafah crossing increased the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip, who are about 2.3 million Palestinians, the Israeli war forced about two million of them to flee in catastrophic conditions, with severe scarcity of supplies of water, food, and medicine.



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UNRWA: The arrival of aid to Gaza is essential to confront the severe water shortage

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