Egypt’s ambassador to Italy and its permanent representative to the United Nations Rome-based organisations for providing humanitarian and food aid, Bassam Rady, showcased on Friday the Egyptian state’s efforts to reopen the Rafah crossing as well as preparations made by all concerned Egyptian authorities to receive and treat wounded Palestinian people and foreign nationals, who were injured during the Israeli bombing of Gaza.
The Egyptian authorities are providing first aid to arrivals at the Rafah crossing and its hospitals receive critical cases. Cairo is also facilitating evacuation of around 7,000 foreign citizens (nationals of more than 60 countries) from Gaza via the Rafah crossing.
The diplomat has added that World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Cindy McCain, widow of late US senator John McCain, is visiting Egypt to review the humanitarian aid operationsat the Rafah crossing.
Rady noted McCain would meet senior officials and ministers in Egypt.