ICRC awaits entry to Gaza with 60 tonnes of aid

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GAZA — A convoy loaded with 60 tonnes of aid and medical supplies is ready for entry into Gaza, as confirmed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in a statement on Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

Prepared for action, a surgical team comprising a chief surgeon, an orthopedic surgeon, an anesthetist, and a theater nurse stands by to assist the overwhelmed hospitals in Gaza in handling the rising number of casualties, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Tom Potokar, the chief surgeon of ICRC, stressed the critical need for deployment, acknowledging the severity of the situation. The volume of wounded and displaced individuals presents significant challenges, and ICRC is committed to alleviating their suffering. He noted that the present circumstances are far more challenging due to the larger number of injuries, indicating a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented scale.

The recent outbreak of violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory has reached a level unseen by ICRC in many years. Gaza's hospitals teeter on the verge of collapse, with diminishing electricity and dwindling food and water supplies. The extensive humanitarian requirements arising from this violence necessitate ongoing and sustained relief efforts, the statement emphasized.

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