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Egypt Boosts Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Amidst Ongoing Challenges

In a commendable move, Egypt has announced an increase in the daily volume of fuel sent to the Gaza Strip from 129,000 to 189,000 liters, by an agreement with Israel. The chairman of the country’s State Information Service, Diaa Rashwan, highlighted the significant efforts made since October 21, with 4,057 humanitarian aid trucks crossing the Rafah border into Gaza.

These efforts encompass diverse supplies, including medical aid, food, water, relief materials, fuel, ambulances, and shelters. Despite ongoing challenges, such as a shortage of trucks within Gaza, and fuel and telecommunications issues, Egypt remains committed to ensuring a constant flow of humanitarian aid to the besieged Palestinian enclave.

The Rafah crossing, the primary lifeline for relief supplies, continues to play a crucial role, exemplified by the recent entry of 152 trucks and four fuel tankers from Egypt into Gaza. However, challenges persist, affecting the UN’s ability to efficiently receive and distribute aid within Gaza.