Trucks carrying medical supplies and aid from the international community have entered the Gaza Strip. This comes after the United Nations called on the international community to urgently provide humanitarian assistance to the besieged enclave.
Unfortunately while this assistance will be welcomed by those in need, it still does not meet the desperate needs of the people in Gaza. The blockade has resulted in a severe lack of basic necessities like food, construction supplies and medical equipment.
The situation in Gaza is dire, with hundres of thousands of people struggling to get by under dire conditions. It is estimated that over two million people are living in the Gaza Strip, with the majority lacking access to clean water, electricity and other basic services.
The lack of food and medical supplies, coupled with the acute fuel shortages have created a severe crisis in the strip. Reports indicate that there is a high risk of further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the coming months.
It is therefore essential that the international community takes urgent steps to address the suffering of the people in Gaza. Enduring humanitarian assistance and unrestricted access to the strip for aid are essential for the survival of the people in the besieged enclave.