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Algeria Sends 118 Tons of Food Aid to Gaza

Mon 25 Mar 2024 | 05:55 PM
Israa Farhan

Algerian media reported on Sunday the dispatch of humanitarian aid from Boufarik Military Airport in Algeria to El Arish Airport in Egypt, destined for transfer to Gaza through the Rafah border crossing.

Algerian authorities estimated this aid at "118 tons of food items being transported via an airlift at a rate of two planes per day."

They clarified that "this urgent assistance reflects Algeria's commitment, both leadership and people, to unconditional and unlimited solidarity with the Palestinian people, who are enduring continuous aggression under a harsh blockade."

Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited the Rafah crossing and made a statement on Sunday, expressing concern that the majority of Gaza residents do not have access to proper breakfast, considering that the only way to transport aid to Gaza is by land.

Earlier, the World Food Programme warned of the possibility of famine in the Gaza Strip, which suffers from a severe shortage of food, medicine, and water due to the ongoing Israeli war since October 7th.