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Guterres Calls for Massive Gaza Aid Flow

Mon 25 Mar 2024 | 11:35 PM
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Ahmed Emam

On Monday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for massive aid to Gaza to combat starvation and urged Israel to halt its war on Hamas, citing international consensus.

During his visit to Jordan, Guterres said he saw a growing consensus for telling Israel that any ground invasion of Rafah, Gaza's southernmost town on the Egyptian border, could mean a humanitarian disaster.

Guterres also said: "It is absolutely essential to have a massive supply of humanitarian aid now. This means opening more entry points, this means a concentration of efforts of all entities and without obstacles and limitations from the Israeli side."

On Saturday, the UN Chief said UNRWA is the backbone of the assistance in Gaza, noting that 3,000 UNRWA members of staff are the center of the distribution of aid in Gaza.

He mentioned that 169 of them have been killed, but they are supporting the people in Gaza with courage, resilience, and determination.