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Gaza aid ship leaves Cyprus as Palestinians on brink of famine

A ship carrying 200 tonnes of aid for Gaza left Cyprus on Tuesday in a pilot project to open a sea route to deliver supplies to a population that aid agencies say is on the brink of famine

March 3, 2024 at 11:13 am

The Open Arms vessel (C) is pictured in the Cypriot port of Larnaca on March 11, 2024. A Cyprus government spokesman said a Spanish charity ship with food aid was set to sail from the island within hours to the coastal Gaza Strip, where the UN has repeatedly warned of famine. [IAKOVOS HATZISTAVROU/AFP via Getty Images]