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By which routes does humanitarian aid arrive to Gaza?

What are the main routes by which Humanitarian aid arrives to Gaza? Who is taking care of transportation (gouvernements, non-government organizations, private contractors)? What proportion of the aid ...
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Why are Israeli activists/vigilantes who are blocking aid from reaching Gaza not being stopped by police?

According to the BBC, Israeli activists/vigilantes (as worded in the article) are attacking aid lorries, questioning and attacking unrelated road users, clashing with pro-aid activists, and operating ...
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Does Egypt have an obligation under international law to reopen the Rafah crossing, even if they don't like who's controlling the Gaza side of it? [closed]

I'm curious if there's an argument to be made that Egypt must reopen the Rafah crossing on their side (to allow humanitarian aid to flow into Gaza), even if they don't like who's controlling the other ...
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How is the international community compensating for the May, 2024 Egyptian withdrawal of cooperation regarding aid to Gaza?

An Egyptian official has been quoted by the WSJ (on May 14) saying that as long as Israeli forces remain at Rafah crossing, Egypt will not send a single truck to Rafah. And apparently those were not ...
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How can a private person donate food to the Palestinians now?

How can a private person participate in food-aid to the Palestinians at this time? A necessary condition is making sure that the donation indeed goes to food only. Please explain how it is possible to ...
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What is the state of domestic Israeli opposition to the - alleged - Israeli interference to aid supply in Gaza?

We've recently - March 2024 - seen numerous Western government leaders, normally pro-Israel, express alarm at the food situation in Gaza. The World Bank (no, not one of those mistrusted-by-Israel UN ...
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Is there clear public evidence for Netanyahu's assertion that Hamas is stealing the food aid at gunpoint, enough to affect the civilians in Gaza?

In a recent interview, Netanyahu said: “When we started out putting in the humanitarian convoys, we said there will be one problem. And that is what if Hamas tries to steal the food and the drugs ...
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Why has the U.S. airdrop of supplies to Gaza been criticized as hypocritical?

On March 2 2024 the U.S. Central Command stated that it had begun airdropping living supplies to the Gaza Strip. On March 3, some people criticized the matter on social media and claimed that these ...
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Why do most Israeli Jews oppose humanitarian aid to Palestinians?

This recent survey found that a large majority of Jewish Israelis would prefer that Israel prevent humanitarian aid from reaching Gaza inhabitants: We asked our respondents for their opinion ...
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Has anyone confirmed Egypt's [cover?] story that they are building a walled "logistical hub" (and not a displacement camp) next to Gaza? [closed]

There have been press reports (e.g. latest) that Egypt is clearing up and walling (with concrete slabs, about 5m tall judging from the pictures) an area of about 16 sq km next to their current border ...
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Did any country urge China to send more aid to Palestine?

While the United States has announced over $120 million in humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, China has only donated $2.06 million (although, during a recent trip to Egypt, ...
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How much food aid for Gaza was ran though UNRWA vs other organizations, and what has been the impact on food aid of the UNRWA funding suspension?

There have been some doomsday reports that Gaza food aid might be severely impacted as a result of UNRWA funding suspension. E.g.: Philippe Lazzarini, said Saturday the organization’s program inside ...
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Is there any Western country that don't use market-based pathways to deliver food aid around the world?

Over the past two decades, development experts have persuaded Congress to allow food to be delivered in new, more flexible, ways. The U.S. Agency for International Development has begun buying food in ...
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Has Israel said anything about whether cutting Gaza in two makes any differece with respect to allowing more aid to South Gaza?

By several accounts Israel now controls all the roads across the Gaza Wadi, cutting it in two. Civilians are sometimes allowed by the IDF to pass south. [Nov 5]: “Today there is north Gaza and south ...
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Why would Venezuela refuse international aid?

According to the NY Times: President Nicolás Maduro has acknowledged that people are hungry in Venezuela, but he has refused to accept international aid, often saying that Venezuela’s economic ...
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