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Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

WFP Suspends Gaza Aid Delivery via US Pier


Mon 10 Jun 2024 | 06:51 PM
Israa Farhan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has temporarily suspended the distribution of humanitarian aid from the US-managed offshore platform near Gaza due to safety concerns.

The decision comes after two WFP warehouses in Gaza were bombed, resulting in the injury of one staff member.

The WFP is currently focused on ensuring the safety of its team and will resume operations once a secure environment is confirmed.

Efforts to distribute aid continue in other parts of the country, with the WFP emphasizing the necessity of a ceasefire to facilitate the comprehensive delivery of aid.

The organization highlights the importance of stopping the fighting to allow the free flow of humanitarian assistance into Gaza.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with other US government officials and humanitarian organizations in Gaza to ensure the safe and effective resumption of aid following a thorough security review.

USAID partners with the WFP and other humanitarian entities in Gaza to distribute food and essential supplies from the offshore platform.

The offshore platform, completed in mid-May, initially operated for about a week before being shut down for nearly two weeks due to storm damage.

After repairs, it resumed operations on Saturday, delivering approximately 1.1 million pounds (492 metric tons) of food and aid supplies. However, the recent bombing has led to a temporary halt in these activities.