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UNRWA suspends distribution of food aid in Gaza

Palestinian men carry food aid given by UNRWA in Gaza City, Gaza on 15 January 2018 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]
Palestinian men carry food aid given by UNRWA in Gaza City, Gaza on 15 January 2018 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

In a brief statement on Sunday evening, UNRWA said that due to the current conditions and for the people's safety it has decided to temporarily suspend the distribution of food aid and will inform residents of the new dates at a later time.

This was in light of the announcement of the appearance of coronavirus on Saturday by the Ministry of Health.

UNRWA stated that it would arrange other places to distribute the baskets in an orderly and safer manner through other distribution points, which may include its schools.

The Gaza Strip is home to 2 million people, of which 1.4 million depend on UNRWA aid.

READ: Qatar donating $150mn to support Gaza's coronavirus battle

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