Egypt sends 65 tons of medical aids to Gaza Strip as Israeli bombings continue
CAIRO - 10 Jun 2021: International Migration Organization (IMO) Mission in Egypt, in cooperation with the Egyptian Red Crescent organized an initiative to raise funds for medical supply and aid in kind and food for the displaced people in Gaza due to the last Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The cargo of the aid will head to Gaza Strip amid a ceremony attended by the Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Nivean El Qabag, Representative of the IOM in Egypt Laurent de Burke, and Egyptian Executive Manager of the Egyptian Red Crescent Rami El-Nazer.
The shipment includes 20 tons of medical aid, besides cleaning equipment to combat coronavirus pandemic and food assistance, according to Laurent de Burke.
Cairo succeeded, on May 20, to secure a ceasefire in Gaza between the Palestinians and Israelis after the killing hundreds of Palestinians by Israeli airstrikes over 11 days. The mutually-agreed suspension of fire come into force at the early hours of May 21. Since then, several aid convoys were sent to Gaza’s people from Egypt via the Rafah border crossing.
Five days ago, Palestinian Ambassador to Cairo Diab el-Louh stated that Egypt has played a role in easing the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza Strip 14 years ago, by deciding to open the Rafah Crossing to help the Palestinians.
Last month, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced during his visit to Paris that Egypt is allocating $500 million to the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, and that Egyptian firms will take part in the work.