Second aid convoy reaches Gaza amidst growing humanitarian concerns

Another humanitarian aid convoy comprising 15 trucks filled with essential supplies, including food, water, and medicine, arrived in Gaza on Sunday evening, as reported by the Palestine Red Crescent organization on social media.

The information, shared shortly after midnight local time on Monday, was posted on platform X and featured images showcasing the arrival of aid trucks via the Rafah Crossing, situated on Gaza’s border with Egypt.

Juliette Touma, Director of Communications at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), confirmed to Reuters by phone from Gaza that a second convoy, consisting of 14 aid trucks, entered the Rafah Crossing from the Egyptian side and headed for the besieged Gaza Strip on Sunday night.

This follows the first convoy of 20 trucks, carrying urgently needed supplies, which entered Gaza on Saturday via the Rafah Crossing. This crossing had previously been inoperative due to the damage caused by bombings on the Gaza side of the border and disputes over aid delivery conditions.

While distribution of the initial supplies began on Sunday, aid officials continue to sound the alarm about the looming humanitarian crisis as resources such as food, water, and fuel grow increasingly scarce.