WHO says medical supply delivery to northern Gaza canceled due to unsafe conditions

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it had been compelled to cancel a mission to bring medical supplies to northern Gaza yesterday after failing to receive security guarantees.

It was the fourth time WHO had had to call off a planned mission to bring urgently needed medical supplies to Al-Awda Hospital and the central drug store in northern Gaza since Dec. 26, it says.

“It has now been 12 days since we were last able to reach northern Gaza,” the WHO writes on the X social media platform.

“Heavy bombardment, movement restrictions, and interrupted communications are making it nearly impossible to deliver medical supplies regularly and safely across Gaza, particularly in the north,” it says.

The delivery planned for yesterday, WHO says, had been designed to sustain the operations of five hospitals in the northern part of the enclave.

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