Egypt’s National Alliance for Civil Development Work aid convoy for Gaza

Zeinab El-Gundy , Tuesday 10 Oct 2023

The National Alliance for Civil Development Work (NACDW) announced that it was preparing a massive aid convoy loaded with food and medical aid on Tuesday to be sent to Gaza through the Rafah crossing.

Trucks leave Gaza s Rafah border crossing with Egypt during an Israeli airstrike on October 10, 2023
Trucks leave Gaza Rafah border crossing with Egypt during an Israeli airstrike on the Palestinian side of the corssing on October 10, 2023. AFP


In a statement issued on Tuesday, the NACDW said the convoy, which is being prepared per the directions of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, will include doctors from various specialties, medicine, and medical equipment to support the Palestinians in Gaza who have been affected by Israel’s acts of violence.

“The National Alliance deeply regrets the escalating violence in Gaza, which poses a threat to international peace and contradicts the United Nations Charter in preserving human rights,” read the statement.

The alliance reaffirmed its full solidarity and support for the Palestinian people.

The NACDW emphasizes its commitment to continue its efforts in sending more humanitarian assistance in all its forms until the situation improves, continued the statement.

On Tuesday, the Jordanian Hashemite Royal Court announced that King Abdullah II issued directives to dispatch urgent humanitarian and medical aid to the Palestinians in Gaza through the Egypt-Rafah crossing, in full prior coordination with Egypt, and to identify the needs of Palestinians in the West Bank for urgent action.

Earlier Tuesday, Egyptian officials stated the United Nations and other aid agencies were talking with Egypt to send humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza through the Rafah crossing point between the strip and Egypt.

Israel bombed the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing on Monday and Tuesday to prevent all attempts to send aid to 2.3 million Palestinians who are facing a complete food, water, and medicine siege imposed by Israel in the last 48 hours.

The bombing of the Rafah crossing forced Egyptian trucks loaded with emergency medical aid to Gaza to turn around, according to reports.

Also on Monday, Egypt’s Decent Life Initiative Foundation announced bank accounts Egyptians can donate to aid and support the Palestinian people amid the ongoing fighting.

The NACDW is an initiative launched in Egypt in March 2022. It aims to ensure the effective engagement of civil society institutions in developing communities and meeting their legitimate needs. The alliance comprises more than 30 associations, civil society organizations, and service and developmental entities.

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