Up to 153 aid-planes arrived Al Arish Airport since October 12, Egyptian Red Crescent



Mon, 20 Nov 2023 - 02:44 GMT


Mon, 20 Nov 2023 - 02:44 GMT

CAIRO – 20 November 2023: Up to 153 planes have arrived Al Arish International Airport, transporting aid to Gaza since October 12, according to Egyptian Red Crescent in North Sinai.

It was added that the planes transported about 4,000 tons of various aid, which was stored in 7 secured warehouses in Al-Arish city and transported to the Gaza Strip in coordination between the Egyptian Red Crescent and the Palestinian Red Crescent.

The aid carried by the planes included humanitarian aid, medicines, supplies, medical equipment, food supplies, tents, and equipped ambulances.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees [UNRWA] said that almost 1.7 million people have been displaced across the Gaza Strip since 7 October.

It was added that as of 18 November, nearly 884,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are now sheltering in 154 UNRWA installations across all five governorates of the Gaza Strip, including in the north. 

Nearly 724,000 IDPs are sheltering in 97 facilities in the Middle, Khan Younis and Rafah areas. Nearly 160,000 IDPs were sheltering in 57 UNRWA schools in the northern and Gaza areas as of 12 October 2023, before the evacuation order was issued by Israeli Authorities.

UNRWA said that it is not able to access these shelters to assist or protect IDPs and does not have information on their needs and conditions.

In total, 104 UNRWA workers have been killed since the beginning of the war, according to official statement issued on UNRWA website.

The statement described the number as the highest number of United Nations aid workers killed in a conflict in the history of the United Nations.



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