Egypt delivers 94K tons of aid to Gaza, treats 85K Palestinians: FM



Tue, 11 Jun 2024 - 12:34 GMT


Tue, 11 Jun 2024 - 12:34 GMT

CAIRO – 11 June 2024: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry participated Tuesday in the inauguration of the three task forces formed at the Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza Conference hosted in Jordan.


The minister showcased the Israeli targeting of civilians, infrastructure, establishments, and UN workers as well as restrictions on the use of urban border crossings and the direct attacks on the Palestinian side of Rafah Border Crossing. He equally noted that the Israeli escalation in Palestinian Rafah had incurred further obstacles in the face of humanitarian aid delivery.


Minister Shokry highlighted that, to circumvent such impediment, Egypt has been delivering aid through Karam Abou Salem crossing with Israel. Since the beginning of the war, the country has sent 94,000 tons of humanitarian aid, provided medical care to 85,000 Palestinians, and assisted with the evacuation of 74,000 foreigners and dual nationals.


The Egyptian minister pointed out that more aid is needed, and that Egypt, Qatar and the United States were still mediating to reach a ceasefire agreement. In a related context, Shokry urged the international community to set priorities for early post-war recovery in Gaza by focusing on healthcare, shelters, and education, reiterating the necessity of devising the UN-monitored aid delivery mechanism provided in UNSC resolution no. 2720.



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