The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) today delivered
370 tons of food aid to the population of Beit Hanoun in the north of the Gaza Strip. The aid will
provide food for approximately 20,000 persons, two-thirds of the population of the besieged town.
The residents of Beit Hanoun have been living under sever hardship since it was cut off from the
rest of Gaza by the Israeli military on 28 June. Fresh food supplies have been running low,
breadwinners have been unable to reach work and in areas water and electricity infrastructure
have been destroyed by Israeli armour.
UNRWA delivered flour, oil, lentils, sugar rice and whole milk to the town in a convoy of 16 trucks
that had been cleared for entry by the Israeli military.