The organization’s director warns that food supplies have reached a “dangerously low” level


The director of the World Food Program (WFP), Cindy McCain, has called from the Rafah crossing for an urgent expansion of safe humanitarian access to the Gaza Strip and has warned of the “dangerously low level” of the food supply.

“Right now, parents in Gaza do not know if they will be able to feed their children today and if they will survive to see tomorrow. The suffering seen just meters away is unimaginable from this side of the border. Today I am making an urgent call for the millions of people whose lives are being shattered by this crisis,” McCain said.

The director has made a two-day visit to Egypt during which she has met with the country’s president, Abdel Fattá al Sisi, and other senior government officials, in addition to inspecting the humanitarian operations center of the Egyptian Red Crescent in Al Arish and the logistical operations at the Rafá Pass.

“We appreciate all the efforts to facilitate a steady flow of humanitarian supplies across its border with Gaza, and the work of the Egyptian Red Crescent is notable. We must continue to work together to achieve safe and sustained access to Gaza on a scale commensurate with the catastrophic conditions that families face there,” McCain said.

“The Gaza crisis is not just a local tragedy, it is a stark reminder that our global food crisis is worsening. This crisis not only threatens regional peace and stability, it undermines our collective efforts to combat hunger everywhere. the world,” he added.

According to data from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 227 trucks with humanitarian aid have already passed through the Rafah crossing and, although numerous international organizations appreciate the efforts, they consider it to be an insufficient amount. to satisfy the needs of the population.