Around 300,000 people in northern Gaza lack water and food

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GAZA – The UN announced that in 2024, no UN convoy was able to reach the north of the Gaza Strip due to the heavy Israeli bombardment, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

Ted Chaiban, the UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, spoke about the need to reach the north, as nearly 250,000 to 300,000 people living in northern Gaza lack clean water and barely have any food.

He added that only seven out of 29 planned aid shipments successfully reached their destinations in northern Gaza in the first two weeks of January.

Chaiban called for more trucks to enter Gaza, more crossings to be opened, and more efficient inspection processes.

UNICEF visited the Khan Younis UNICEF water desalination plants, which provide water to nearly 250,000 people.

Chaiban spoke about more than 500 trucks entering the Strip daily before the war. whereas in November, about 60 aid trucks entered daily. Now, the number is around 130 aid trucks and 30 commercial trucks on average per day, with the opening of a second border crossing, but it is still not enough.

"We are trying to provide assistance to meet the surrounding needs, and there should be fewer restrictions on the type of aid we can provide, such as generators for water pumps and pipes to repair water facilities, which are essential to restoring necessary water and sanitation services to keep people alive,” he said.

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