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UN Coordinator in Gaza Reveales New Plan to Deliver Lifesaving Aid


Thu 25 Apr 2024 | 02:29 PM
UN Security Council, File Photo
UN Security Council, File Photo
Ahmed Emam

A new mechanism for delivering life-saving aid to Gaza will be implemented in the coming days, as announced by UN Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator Sigrid Kaag in a briefing to the Security Council on Wednesday.

"The implementation of the mechanism will prioritize, predict, provide visibility, and track supplies to Gaza," she informed the ambassadors.

This new plan originates from Security Council resolution 2720, adopted in December, which established Kaag’s position and tasked her with creating a UN mechanism to speed up aid deliveries into the war-torn enclave, currently facing an imminent famine.

Since Hamas-led attacks in southern Israel in October that resulted in 1,200 casualties and 250 people being taken hostage, Israeli military operations have claimed the lives of over 34,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. UN and other humanitarian agencies report significant delays by Israeli authorities in allowing life-saving aid to reach the area to meet the growing needs.

"As intended by the resolution, the mechanism is designed to facilitate and support the work of all humanitarian partners on the ground," Kaag explained.

The mechanism will initially be implemented for aid routes from Cyprus and Jordan, and technical consultations with Egypt on its route will soon be finalized. She also mentioned that she has informed Israel about the implementation of the mechanism.