The World Food Program provides food to more than 120,000 people in Gaza
The United Nations World Food Program reported that it was able to deliver food to more than 120,000 people in Gaza during the initial truce in the fighting.
In a statement on its website today, Tuesday, the program reiterated that the supplies it was able to provide were completely insufficient to address the level of hunger witnessed by program staff in United Nations shelters and local communities in Gaza.
Corinne Fleischer, Director of the World Food Program for the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe, said, “Thanks to the temporary pause, our teams have begun working on the ground, entering areas that we have not reached for a long time. What we see is catastrophic. There is a risk of famine and hunger before our eyes, and to prevent this, We must be able to bring food in at scale and distribute it safely, and six days is simply not enough time to provide all the help needed. Gazans have to eat every day, not just for six days.”
In turn, Samer Abdel Jaber, World Food Program representative and country director in Palestine, said: “Our team recounted what they saw: hunger, despair and destruction. As well as people who have not received any relief for weeks. The team was able to see the suffering with their own eyes. This cessation of fighting has provided an opportunity for relief that will hopefully pave the way for long-term calm. “Safe and unimpeded humanitarian access should not stop now.”
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