WHO sends planeload of supplies for Gaza to Egypt

Smoke plumes rising above buildings during an Israeli strike on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on October 14, 2023. (Said Khatib/AFP)
Smoke plumes rising above buildings during an Israeli strike on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on October 14, 2023. (Said Khatib/AFP)

A planeload of World Health Organization supplies lands at Egypt’s el-Arish airport and is destined for Gaza when humanitarian access across the border is possible, the UN says.

The cache includes enough basic essentials for 300,000 people and enough trauma medicines and materials for 1,200 wounded, the UN says in a release. It calls for opening the Rafah border crossing immediately to humanitarian deliveries.

“The critically injured, the sick and the vulnerable cannot wait,” the world body says.

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