Tuesday, March 4, 2008

UNRWA food supplies in Gaza running out

From Ynet:
The food supplies distributed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to the residents of Gaza are due to run out in a few weeks' time, a spokesman for the agency told Ynet on Tuesday.

According to Chris Gunness, the IDF's recent operation has left the Strip's public health system on the brink of collapse. He said that the agency would not be able to complete its construction projects unless Israel allows the transfer of cement into the coastal enclave, adding that UNRWA had already invested more than $93 million in these projects.

The spokesman said the food provided by the agency to Gazans constitutes only two-thirds of the recommended average daily consumption per person.
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