Thursday, April 24, 2008

Collapse of Gaza aid distribution just hours away: UN

From AFP in Gaza City:

The United Nations warned that aid distribution would end in the Gaza Strip on Thursday unless Israel allows new fuel supplies, but Israel blamed Hamas for the shortages.

"We are hours away from shutting down our operation, said John Ging, who heads the UN Relief and Works Agency office in Gaza. "We didn't receive fuel," he told AFP.

UN officials said UNRWA and the World Food Programme, who together feed more than one million Gazans, would have to suspend aid distribution until they receive diesel for the trucks that deliver the food.

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