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Chinese Aid to Gaza Arrives at Egypt's Port Said

Tue 02 Apr 2024 | 11:29 AM
Yara Sameh

A batch of 450 rice provided to the conflict-hit Gaza Strip by the Chinese government arrived in Egypt's Port Said on March 27. It is set to be transported to the besieged enclave via the Egyptian Red Crescent Society as soon as possible.

Moreover, 450 tons of flour are scheduled to arrive in Port Said in mid-April. 

Egypt has been delivering aid via ground crossings to more than 2.4 million besieged Palestinians in Gaza under Israeli bombardment and blockade since 7 October.

As of February, Egypt has provided 100,000 tons out of the 130,000 tons of humanitarian aid delivered to people in Gaza, according to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.

Recently, Egypt has conducted several airdrops of humanitarian assistance to the areas that lack necessities due to the ongoing military operations. International aid organizations have warned that the Israeli blockade on food, medicine, and fuel is causing near-starvation conditions in the strip.

At least 576,000 people in the strip, one-quarter of the population, are on the brink of famine, according to a UN official.