Egypt's NACDW launches new aid convoy to Gaza

Ahram Online , Tuesday 13 Feb 2024

The National Alliance for Civil and Development Work (NACDW) launched on Tuesday the fourth convoy of humanitarian, relief, and treatment aid to be sent to Gaza through the Rafah crossing.



According to the NACDW, the convey contains about 438 trucks loaded with medicines, medical supplies, clothes, foodstuffs, and blankets to support Palestinians in Gaza.

The convoy has included more than 5,228 tons of food supplies; about 372 tons of medical tools and supplies; more than 530 tons of clothes, blankets, shrouds, and tents; more than 755 tons of water; and 87 tons of detergents.

Several NGOs from the National Coalition have participated in organizing this convoy, including the Egyptian Food Bank, Orman Association, Resala Charity Organization, Life Makers Foundation, Sonaa El-Kheir Foundation, Abou El-Enein Charitable Association, Jamal Garhi Foundation for Community Development, Al-Arabi Foundation for Community Development, Misr El-Kheir Foundation, Al-Joud Foundation, Egyptian Cure Bank, Mersal Foundation, Bishopric of Public, Ecumenical and Social Services, Egyptian Youth Council, and Relief and Emergency Foundation.

The convey launch comes following the directives of President El-Sisi to provide immediate support and humanitarian relief to the Palestinians, according to the NACDW.

The first convoy organized by the NACDW for Gaza was in early October 2023.

The NACDW initiative was launched in Egypt in March 2022, comprising more than 30 associations, civil society organizations, and service and developmental entities.

80 humanitarian aid trucks entering Gaza

Moreover, as many as 80 humanitarian aid trucks of various kinds entered the Gaza Strip via the Rafah border crossing on Tuesday.

These aid trucks were loaded with foodstuffs, medical supplies, medicine, blankets, and tents, an official source at Rafah Land Port told MENA news agency.

Another 130 trucks are being prepared to be sent to the strip, the source added.

The volume of humanitarian aid that entered the strip since the start of the Israeli aggression until 2 February reached 560 aircraft, through Arish International Airport, and 51 aid ships, he said.

The source indicated that aid was provided by 40 Arab and foreign countries and 28 regional and international organizations.

He added that 8,820 trucks carrying 133,479 tons of relief aid of various types were delivered to the Gaza Strip, including 5,918 trucks carrying 87,670 tons of food supplies; 1,192 trucks carrying 19,521 tons of medical supplies; and 1,710 trucks carrying 26,287 tons of relief material.

The number of Egyptian trucks that entered the strip has reached 2,944 carrying 49,751 tons, in addition to 1,302 carrying 18,61 tons from other countries and 4,574 carrying 65,406 tons from international organizations.

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