The Turkish Red Crescent said on Monday it had resumed food distribution at its soup kitchen in Gaza for 500 families a day, this is coming after it was partially repaired from damage caused by Israeli attacks, according to Anadolu agency
The humanitarian aid agency said in a statement: “The Red Crescent soup kitchen in Gaza has been partially repaired after damage caused by Israeli attacks, and has started to produce hot meals again.”
“The Red Crescent serves hot meals for 500 families from the soup kitchen in Gaza every day,” it added.
“In Gaza, where resources have reached the point of exhaustion, the Turkish Red Crescent continues its relief efforts with its local staff and volunteers,” the agency emphasized, as it mentioning that it provides food support to civilians affected by the war with its local staff inside Gaza, and is also continuing its contacts for the passage of aid through Egypt’s Rafah Border Crossing.
The relief group underlined that it “will also provide emergency medical supplies and generator support to the area with aircraft that will be sent from Turkey” along with meeting “the rising needs of civilians inside Gaza through the humanitarian aid supplies it is delivers to Egypt with supplies it will be procure from the region.
Israel has continued bombardment of the Gaza Strip since 7th October attack launced by Hamas and has strongly hinted at launching a ground offensive soon.
A second convoy of relief trucks entered the strip on Sunday, one day after 20 trucks crossed into the area, the first aid shipments allowed in since Israel imposed a complete siege.
Before the start of the current conflict, hundreds of aid trucks would enter each day to serve Gaza’s population of over 2 million.
According to what the Palestinian Ministry of Health has stated so far, that at least 5,087 Palestinians have been martyred in Israeli attacks on Gaza, while more than 1,400 people have been killed in Israel.
There is an urgent need of fuel, food, and water in the besieged enclave, according to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA.