Gaza needs fuel “as urgent as water and food,” the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) told CNN on Monday,” as the two aid convoys that entered Gaza this weekend barely alleviate the dire conditions within the territory.
“Without fuel, it is not going to be possible to go around Gaza. . .or to power the water desalination plant to get clean drinking water or to power hospitals and the lifesaving machines,” Communications Director Tamara Alrifai said.
Alrifai said humanitarian aid that entered Gaza was “a fraction” of what is needed for over 400,000 displaced people currently taking shelters in schools run by UNRWA, adding the situation is “very, very dire.”
She said people in Gaza are forced to ration food, “even counting the minimum required calories per person per day per survival,” adding “We are really counting on a continuous and unimpeded access of the trucks from Rafah into Gaza.”