With the conflict between Israel and Gaza that seems to have no end, and in the middle of the request for Hamas frees the 21 Argentine hostagesthe president of the Argentine Agency for International Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance-White Helmets (Aciah), Sabina Fredericconfirmed that Argentina will send humanitarian aid for “the entire affected population.”
According to Frederic’s statements, the Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero contacted the secretary general of United Nations, Antonio Guterreswho “asked for humanitarian aid” for anyone affected, be it Israeli or Palestinian.
Based on the specific request of the United Nations, Argentina is mobilizing medical supplies, humanitarian supplies, clothes, water purification tablets, among other products. The goal is to bring them to border between Egypt and Gazawhere trucks are entering, and it is expected that they can arrive starting next week.
“We estimate that we could be leaving with a air force plane next week,” Frederic pointed out, and maintained that the operation is being coordinated with the embassy in Egypt for the reception that the Red Crescent of that country would give.
“This mission would not only be sending donations carried out by Argentina with elements that are at the disposal of the national State, but also with the mobilization of White Helmets, officials and volunteers,” he noted.
Humanitarian aid in Gaza
From the October 21, 74 aid trucks entered in the Gaza Strip from Egyptaccording to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), an amount considered very insufficient, since before ““total siege” imposed by Israel on October 9, around 500 trucks entered daily.
Faced with this situation, the leaders of the 27 European Union countries requested “humanitarian corridors” and “breaks” for deliver help. The United States also suggested these humanitarian “pauses” before a ceasefire, which they say would currently only benefit Hamas.
About 1.4 million people were displaced to the south of the Gaza Strip to flee the Israeli bombings, although approximately 30 thousand returned to the north of the territory in recent days, according to the UN.