Second aid ship to Gaza leaves Cyprus port

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NICOSIA— On Saturday, the French Press Agency (AFP) reported that a second ship, loaded with aid, set sail from the port of Larnaca on the island of Cyprus towards the Gaza Strip, following more than two weeks since the arrival of the initial shipment by sea.اضافة اعلان

The ship is carrying approximately 400 tonnes of aid destined for Gaza, forming part of a fleet organized by two charitable associations: World Central Kitchen (WCK) based in the US, and the Spanish organization Open Arms, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

According to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), the journey is expected to take around 65 hours to reach Gaza.

WCK also stated that the shipment includes food items such as rice, pasta, flour, canned vegetables, and lentils. The UAE provided a special shipment of dates, according to the organization.

Notably, a temporary port dock was established to facilitate the unloading of the cargo in Gaza.

An earlier vessel had arrived in Gaza earlier this month, with distribution commencing through the UN World Food Program (WFP) in the northern besieged strip, as announced by the WCK.

The maritime humanitarian corridor from Cyprus, the closest EU country to Gaza, was opened to address the shortage of aid being brought into the strip by land. However, both the international community and non-governmental organizations stress that sending aid by sea or air drops cannot substitute for land routes.

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