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14 Mar 2024

Inside Northern Gaza: kids desperate for food and medicine

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

As the people of Gaza grow ever more desperate for food, pressure keeps growing on Israel. Top US Democrat Chuck Schumer has criticised Benjamin Netanyahu as an “obstacle to peace” and called for elections. A ship carrying food aid from charity World Central Kitchen is now approaching Gaza.

The shipment from Cyprus is the first in a newly established maritime aid corridor. But the UN says the most effective way to get aid into the besieged Strip is still by land.

Since October 7, the only route for aid trucks has been through the Rafah crossing, and later Kerem Shalom in Gaza’s south.

In recent days, the Israeli military allowed access through a new land route directly into the north near kibbutz Be’eri.But these new efforts to ramp up aid delivery might come too late for some.

Warning: you may find his report distressing from the start.