28 January 2009

Aid for Gaza Goes Nowhere

At a Border Crossing, Drivers and Truckloads of Aid for Gaza Go Nowhere
Published: January 27, 2009

(THE NEW YORK TIMES) - EL AUJA BORDER CROSSING, Egypt — France sent technical equipment to help Gazans draw water from the ground. The Swiss sent blankets and plastic tarps. Mercy Corps, a relief agency, sent 12 truckloads of food. And on Tuesday all of it, including dozens of other trucks carrying sugar, rice, flour, juice and baby formula, sat in the hot sun here going nowhere.

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All those assistance will mean to nothing if it cannot reach the Gazans. What a shame.

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