The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday that four trucks carrying medical supplies were among an aid convoy that entered the Gaza Strip from the Rafah border crossing with Egypt. It said in a statement that the medical aid included medicines, trauma treatment supplies enough for 1,200 people, 235 portable bags for the injured, as well as medicines for chronic conditions enough for 1,500 people, and other basic medicines and health supplies enough for 300,000 people for 3 months. The statement said that the WHO is in cooperation with the Egyptian and Palestinian Red Crescent Societies to ensure the safe passage of emergency supplies and their delivery to hospitals and health facilities, adding that Gaza’s hospitals have already reached the breaking point due to acute shortages of medicines and medical supplies. Gaza health officials warned that the supplies that entered Gaza today were not enough, given growing health needs amid the ongoing escalation of hostilities, and said there is an urgent need for a wider relief operation. Yesterday, a plane landed at Egypt’s Al-Arish Airport carrying humanitarian supplies donated by the International Organization for Migration, UNICEF, the Emirates Red Crescent and the WHO, and a medical relief plane landed this morning and more supplies are expected to arrive in the coming days.
Source: Jordan News Agency