YEMEN Press Agency

OCHA: “Israel” blocked 56% of humanitarian aid to northern Gaza in January

GAZA, Feb. 06 (YPA) – Israeli authorities prevented 56% of humanitarian convoys from reaching northern Gaza in January, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday.

According to the report by the office, In January, Israeli authorities prevented the arrival of 56% of humanitarian aid convoys to northern Gaza (34 out of 61) and prevented 25% of missions from reaching the central part (28 out of 114).

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) also announced that the Israeli navy, which controls the waters off the Gaza Strip, targeted a food aid convoy in Gaza.

Thomas White, the director of UNRWA in Gaza, wrote on ‘X’ website on Monday, ‘This morning, a food convoy waiting to move to northern Gaza was targeted by the Israeli navy.’

Earlier, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that 75% of Gaza Strip residents (more than 1.7 million people) have been displaced from their areas and face severe shortages of water, food, medicine, and housing.