Tag Archives: Food Security

IRIN : Aid work delayed by barriers

Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN Truckloads of humanitarian aid and commercial goods bottle-necked at Kerem Shalom crossing along the Gaza-Israel border RAMALLAH, 10 May 2011 (IRIN) – The delivery of humanitarian aid to the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT) has been hampered by severe restrictions on staff movements, hurting the quality, scope and sustainability of operations, say the […]

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UNRWA hobbled by unwieldy customs procedures on Gaza border

RAMALLAH, 28 March 2011 (IRIN) – Israeli trucker Nazar Zarro hoists himself up into the cab of his articulated lorry loaded with emergency flour supplies bound for UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food distribution centres in the Gaza Strip. Zarro makes the 100km trip from Israel’s Ashdod port to Kerem Shalom crossing – where […]

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