Time is running out; Aid delivery obstacles persist in Gaza — UNOCHA

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GAZA — The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs warned on Thursday that "time is running out and access obstacles to aid delivery persist in the Gaza Strip."اضافة اعلان

The office stated in a statement on its official website that "more than 1.1 million people in Gaza face a severe level of food insecurity," emphasizing that there is no alternative to delivering aid by land to save lives, especially in northern Gaza."

Earlier, Ismail Al-Thawabta, the General Manager of the Government Media Office in Gaza, warned that "the nightmare of famine in northern Gaza will continue" if aid is not consistently delivered.

He explained that the Gaza Strip needs aid to be delivered by land, air, and sea, adding that what is currently being delivered does not exceed 5% of the needs.

Al-Thawabta condemned the crime of closing the border crossings with Gaza, urging to bypass the procedures imposed by the occupation to impose its will on the Rafah crossing.

This comes as the occupation continued its aggression on Gaza for over 170 days, targeting all aspects of life, deliberately starving Gaza residents amid a suffocating siege exacerbated by the closure of land crossings to aid.

Dozens of Gazans have fallen due to the starvation imposed by "Israel," most of them children, while others were killed by occupation fire while attempting to obtain flour.

In a preliminary toll, the number of victims of the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza has risen to 32,490 fatalities and 74,889 wounded since October 7, 2023.

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