UN stops food supply in Rafah

Last Updated on May 23, 2024 8:52 am

The United Nations Relief and Refugee Agency (UNRWA) has been providing relief aid to Palestinian refugees in Gaza, which has been devastated by Israel’s barbaric attacks. However, this time the organization suspended the food distribution program in the southern city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

The organization said that the decision was made due to the security risk caused by the continued barbaric attacks of the occupying Israeli forces in Gaza. The United Nations confirmed this on Tuesday. This information was reported in AP news on Wednesday.

UNRWA says food distribution programs in the southern Gaza city of Rafah are currently suspended due to a lack of aid and insecurity.

The post also stated that of UNRWA’s 24 health centers in Gaza, only seven are currently operational. On the other hand, no medical supplies have reached Gaza’s Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossings in the past 10 days due to Israeli obstruction.

Meanwhile, many Palestinians have fled the town of Rafah since the start of the Israeli offensive. As a result, the number of people in UNRWA shelters in Khan Yunis increased by 36 percent. Israeli forces have evacuated numerous patients and medical staff from hospitals after attacks intensified across Rafah. Many sick and injured Palestinians are forced to flee elsewhere for treatment. Israeli forces attacked the emergency department of Khan Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza on Tuesday.

According to the Gaza Health Ministry, more than 35,000 Palestinians have been killed since October 7 in Israeli attacks. 56 percent of them are women and children. Besides, about 80 thousand people were injured. At least 85 people have been killed in the valley by Israeli attacks in the last 24 hours till Wednesday. More than two hundred were injured.

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