The situation in Gaza Strip is now desperate and Egypt is working to expand evacuations

The situation in Gaza Strip is now desperate and Egypt is working to expand evacuations

By Marika Rasekaseka
Friday 03/11/2023
Photo:CNBC

According to the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, around 690,000 internally displaced people are taking refuge in 149 shelters, describing the situation in the Gaza Strip as desperate.

The international community is continuing its efforts to evacuate civilians from the Gaza Strip after an initial batch of foreign nationals was allowed to enter Egypt on Wednesday for the first time since the start of the conflict.

Egypt Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry is now working to evacuate 7,000 international passport holders.

The evacuations come after the U.S., Hamas, Israel and Egypt struck a deal mediated by Qatar in coordination with the U.S.

Gaza's Ministry of Health has told NBC News that its main power generator has stopped working, putting the lives of hundreds of people at risk with more than 20,000 people remaining injured with limited health care in the Gaza Strip due to the onslaught on the territory, according to Doctors Without Borders.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he thinks there should be a humanitarian pause in the conflict to allow more time to get prisoners out.

Source: CNBC

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