Photos: 5,939 humanitarian aid trucks entered to Gaza via Egypt’s Rafah crossing since Israeli assault started: PRCS



Thu, 18 Jan 2024 - 02:54 GMT


Thu, 18 Jan 2024 - 02:54 GMT

The Palestine Red Crescent Society's teams receive humanitarian aid in Gaza - PRCS

The Palestine Red Crescent Society's teams receive humanitarian aid in Gaza - PRCS

CAIRO – 18 January 2024: The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) announced that its teams has received 5939 trucks carrying humanitarian aid from its Egyptian counterpart through the Rafah border crossing between October 21 and January 18, 2024.

A total of 4,001 trucks, containing food, water, relief aid, medical supplies, and medications, were sent to the PRCS, while the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and other relevant entities received the remaining 1,938 trucks.

During the aforementioned period, the PRCS delivered 72.7 percent of its share of food and relief trucks to the Ministry of Social Development, while around 27 percent of the aid were sent to the UNRWA and other institutions, the PRCS said.

As for medical aid and medications, the PRCS delivered approximately 63.9 percent to the Ministry of Health, 5.3 percent to UNRWA, and 23 percent to local and private community hospitals.

Moreover, the PRCS said it has received a total of 88 ambulances, which were distributed according to an approved mechanism in coordination with relevant authorities.

Egypt has taken it upon itself to deliver tens of thousands of tons of humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian civilians, especially as the ongoing Israeli attacks have caused the strip to suffer from one of the world’s worst humanitarian conditions.

Meanwhile, Egypt has been working to deliver aid to the Palestinians while calling for the removal of Israel’s “deliberate” obstacles, including complicated and extremely slow inspection measures.

The Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) dispatched 50 trucks carrying food, medicine, medical supplies, water, tents, and blankets to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing.

Half of the trucks contain aid provided by the ERC, while 15 trucks were sent by the Turkish Red Crescent Society and eight trucks carried aid from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief). The two remaining trucks include one from Kuwait and one from Belgium.



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