61 humanitarian aid food trucks enter Gaza along with fuel, says United Nations

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Sixty-one trucks delivered food, water, and emergency medical supplies to northern Gaza on Saturday, according to the United Nations, which is the largest number of humanitarian aid trucks to be entered in Gaza since the beginning of war on October 7.

As the deal between Israel and Hamas reached day two, 11 ambulances, three coaches, and a flatbed arrived at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City to help with evacuations, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement Saturday.

At least two hundred trucks reached the Nitzana border crossing Egypt, while 187 of them had entered Gaza by 7 pm local time, as per UN.

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The organisation also shared that 129,000 litres of fuel also crossed into Gaza.

In an earlier statement, the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said it received 187 trucks from the Egyptian Red Crescent on Saturday and dispatched the largest aid, till now, to the city of Gaza and northern parts of the Strip.

It also mentioned that the trucks were “loaded with food and non-food items, water, primary health care medicines, and emergency medical supplies, from aid that entered through Rafah as well as from PRCS warehouses in the south.”

In total, the PRCS had received 1,946 aid trucks in Gaza since October 21.