Geneva, The Gulf Observer: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged a “humanitarian ceasefire” in the Israeli war on Gaza and called for global “action to end this godawful nightmare”.
The war has left thousands dead and displaced a million Palestinians, who Guterres said need “much more” than the 20 trucks that were entering the besieged territory of 2.4 million people.
The Palestinians need “a continuous delivery of aid to Gaza at the scale that is needed”, he told regional leaders at Cairo’s “Summit for Peace”.
Trucks carrying humanitarian aid from Egypt into besieged Gaza started passing through the Rafah border crossing.
Many in Gaza, reduced to eating one meal a day and without enough water to drink, are waiting desperately for aid.
Hospital workers were also in urgent need of medical supplies and fuel for their generators as they treat huge numbers of people wounded in the bombings.
Hundreds of foreign passport holders also waited to cross from Gaza to Egypt to escape the conflict.