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Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza Worsens Amidst Insufficient Aid

The dire humanitarian situation in Gaza persists, as only twenty trucks carrying essential supplies entered Gaza from Egypt on October 24, far from meeting the UN’s urgent requirements. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that half of these trucks carried UN supplies, including water, food, and medicine.

This delivery is a mere 4 percent of the pre-crisis daily average. Notably, fuel has not been included in the aid deliveries, raising concerns about water desalination, bakeries, and hospitals, particularly the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, which is treating thousands of patients far beyond its capacity.

Overcrowding is also a pressing issue, as around 1.4 million people are internally displaced, with many seeking refuge in overcrowded UNRWA-designated shelters. Additionally, the World Health Organization documented numerous attacks on healthcare facilities, further exacerbating the healthcare crisis in Gaza.