“This fuel cannot be used for the general humanitarian response, including for medical and water facilities or for the work of UNRWA,” they warned.
“It is appalling that fuel continues to be used as a weapon of war. For the past five weeks, UNRWA has been begging for fuel to support the humanitarian operation in Gaza. This seriously paralyzes our work and the provision of assistance to Palestinian communities in Gaza “, explains the entity.
According to the agency, “by the end of today, around 70% of people in Gaza will not have clean water.”
“The main services, including water desalination plants, sewage treatment and hospitals, stopped working,” he added.
In the entity’s assessment, having fuel only for trucks will not save more lives. “Waiting any longer will cost lives,” he said. “Much more fuel is needed. We need 160,000 liters of fuel every day for basic humanitarian operations,” explains the agency.
“I call on the Israeli authorities to immediately authorize the delivery of the necessary quantity of fuel, as required by international humanitarian law,” added the UN.