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A US official has arrived in Egypt to announce additional aid to the Palestinians

The head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power, arrived today in the Sinai Peninsula in Egyptwhere he is expected to announce an additional $21 million in aid to the Palestinians, an agency spokesman said.

Power arrived in al-Arish city with about 16 tons of food aid and medical supplies for the Gaza Stripwhich were airlifted by the US Department of Defense from Jordan, said Jessica Jennings, USAID spokeswoman.

The aid that Power will announce today concerns provision of supplies for accommodation and hygiene, food and other items essential for the residents of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

The American resources they will also support the provision of psychosocial care and health services, as well as the establishment of a campaign hospital in Gaza, which will be managed by a non-governmental organization. Few of Gaza’s hospitals are still functioning due to Israeli shelling and fuel shortages, and those that remain open are unable to cope with the volume of wounded.

The Hamas Health Ministry has announced that at least 15,899 Palestinians, 70% of whom are women or minors, have been killed since October 7 in the Gaza Strip due to Israeli shelling and ground operations. The war began after her unprecedented attack Hamas in Israel, which cost the lives of 1,200 people.

During her stay in al-Arish, Power will meet with officials and Egyptian and international humanitarian organizations. At the same time, he will express Washington’s commitment to the protection of civilians and the need for the volume of humanitarian aid reaching Gaza to exceed that which had entered the enclave during the seven-day ceasefire.

Source: News Beast

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