Thousands of residents of Gaza broke into warehouses and distribution centres of the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency grabbing flour and “basic survival items”, said the organisation on Saturday.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in the Near East warned that the civil order is starting to break after three weeks of the war and a tight siege on Gaza.
One of the warehouses, located in Deir al-Balah, is where the organisation stores its supplies from the humanitarian convoys crossing into Gaza from Egypt.
The borders have been sealed, restricting the entry of humanitarian aid, since Israel has began bombarding the densely populated Gaza, in response to the attacks launched by Hamas militants on October 7.
UNRWA stated, “Supplies on the market are running out while the humanitarian aid coming into the Gaza Strip on trucks from Egypt is insufficient.”
The organisation has also claimed that the airstrikes carried out by Israeli military has been serving as challenge for distribution of aid. Moreover, around 50 of their staff is already killed.