UNRWA delivers food to thousands of displaced families in Gaza
12 August 2014
Despite the overwhelming influx of thousands of displaced families to UNRWA shelters since the beginning of the Israeli offensive on Gaza, nobody went hungry thanks to UNRWA staff working around the clock provide them with basic nutrients.Food to shelters is provided in cooperation with the World Food Programme (WFP).
The provision of bread in particular has been a daily challenge since the start of the ongoing hostilities, with the numbers of IDPs in UNRWA shelters fluctuating and bread being transferred from East Jerusalem or the West Bank through the Kerem Shalom crossing, the only functioning commercial crossing with Israel.
UNRWA also provided nonfood items (mattresses, diapers, plastic buckets, family hygiene kits, torches, mattresses and cleaning supplies) to the hundreds of thousands of displaced people taking refuge in its shelters. It also distributed nonfood items to community based rehabilitation centers and to the displaced staying in Shifa Hospital, the main hospital in Gaza City.