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A Palestinian family crowd at their window to watch the funeral of Hamas militants in Gaza City, May 2007. Humanitarian aid flowing into the Gaza Strip since Hamas violently seized power two weeks ago is not enough to prevent a dire humanitarian crisis, the UN has warned.(AFP/File/Mohammed Abed)
Humanitarian aid flowing into the Gaza Strip since Hamas violently seized power two weeks ago is not enough to prevent a dire humanitarian crisis, the UN warned on Friday.
Over 1,500 tonnes of food, including nearly 400 tonnes of wheat and 569 tonnes of animal feed, as well as an additional 300,000 litres of milk, passed from Israel into the Gaza Strip on Friday, the army said in a statement.
But this fell far short of the amount of food, medical equipment and cement needed daily in Gaza to prevent a severe humanitarian crisis in the impoverished territory, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) said.
“One hundred and seventy-five truckloads of basic humanitarian aid have to get into the Gaza Strip every day in order to stave off a humanitarian crisis,” spokesman Christopher Gunness told AFP.
“The amount of supplies getting in today is not enough to stop a humanitarian crisis in Gaza,” where 80 percent of the 1.5 million Palestinians depend on external aid flowing mainly through Israel, he said.
Israel sealed Gaza’s borders when Hamas, whose charter calls for the destruction of the Jewish state, seized control of the territory on June 15 after routing Palestinian Authority security services.
Although Israel has allowed emergency deliveries in through various crossing points, the general closure has raised alarm about the impact on Gaza.
“We need the Karni crossing fully functioning now in order to allow food and cement necessary for urgent infrastructure works and housing projects to get in,” Gunness said referring to the main imports-exports terminal.