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WFP Stresses Necessity of Opening Safe Passage for Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Strip

Gaza, The UN World Food Programme (WFP) stressed the need for the Israeli occupation authorities to allow safe passage for necessary humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip.

WFP Palestine Country Director Samer Abdeljaber said that the “WFP has tons of food coming in from planes and trucks around the region piled up and ready for the green light to enter into Gaza from any possible entry point. We need access into Gaza and we need to be able to reach the people inside wherever they are.” WFP plans to provide a vital food lifeline to 805,000 people in Gaza and the West Bank, who desperately need food, water, and essential supplies that are running out fast.

WFP requires an immediate USD 74 million for the next three months to provide this emergency assistance.

Current stocks of essential food commodities are sufficient for approximately two weeks.

Source: Qatar News Agency