United Nations halts north Gaza aid deliveries amid violence

The United Nations’ food agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), has announced a halt in aid deliveries to north Gaza following incidents of gunfire and looting targeting its convoys.

The suspension comes after WFP teams encountered scenes of chaos and violence during recent attempts to distribute aid in the region.

Describing the situation as unprecedented, the agency has expressed grave concerns about the safety of its staff and the people they aim to assist.

“Our decision to pause deliveries to the north has not been taken lightly. The safety and security to deliver critical food aid – and for the people receiving it – must be ensured,” stated the WFP in response to the troubling events.

The WFP resumed its aid deliveries on Sunday after a three-week suspension, only to confront scenes of desperation and disorder.

Convoys were besieged by hungry crowds, forcing aid workers to fend off attempts by individuals to board the trucks. Moreover, incidents of gunfire were reported as the convoys entered Gaza City, further exacerbating the precarious situation.

(Source: i24NEWS)