UNRWA running out of food, drugs for displaced Gazans

UNRWA running out of food, drugs for displaced Gazans
Mon Jul 21, 2014 14:47:12

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) warns it is running out of food and medicine for a growing number of displaced people in the Gaza Strip fleeing an ongoing Israeli shelling of residential areas.

According to UNRWA Gaza Director Robert Turner, all the UNRWA's supplies have run out and the agency is seeking help from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Syria and Jordan.

Turner said that the UNRWA had turned six of its schools in the enclave into shelter centers to provide refuge for thousands of Palestinians who fled the Israeli incursion into their areas.

He noted that the UNRWA schools received 65,000 Palestinians until Saturday, expecting the figure to hit 85,000 later.

UNRWA is the UN agency originally set up in 1949 to ensure for relief and development for the 750,000 Palestinian refugees expelled from their homeland by invading Western-backed Zionist forces in 1948 in a bid to establish occupying Zionist entity that is referred to as Israel.

Since July 8, the Zionist military forces have been pounding the Gaza Strip with devastating air and naval bombardment with the ostensible aim of halting rocket fire.

The Palestinian fatality figures since the beginning of the brutal Israeli onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip surpassed the 500 mark on Monday.


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