Humanitarian aid agencies claims entry into Northern Gaza is patchy

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The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reported delivery of 150 trucks of aid to northern Gaza, spanning from the start of the truce of Friday until Sunday evening.

As of the latest update, PRCS has said that its teams are heading in the northern part of the territory with around 40 trucks of humanitarian aid.

As reported by BBC earlier, the organisation was not able to send aid in the northern Gaza. Those claims were made by UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), which told Reuters earlier they were still awaiting Israeli clearance to send aid lorries and ambulances into the north.

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UNRWA delivered some aid to the northern Gaza on Sunday, which included ready-to-eat food, water, tents, and urgent medical facility. The agency also added that it was the first delivery of clean water in the region since the war begun on October 7.

The UN humanitarian office (UNOCHA) also says aid were supplied to Al-Ahli hospital, which despite the shortages remains working and has been admitting patients.

UNOCHA said that the convoys were carefully inspected by the Israeli officials before allowing it in the north. Also, more than 17 patients were transferred from Al-Ahli hospital to Khan Younis.

The humanitarian office added that they have accelerated the distribution of aid in southern Gaza, which is home to approx. 1.7 million people.