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JHCO’s ongoing efforts, dispatching two additional planes with urgent medical supplies to Gaza

By Maria Weldali - Dec 07,2023 - Last updated at Dec 07,2023

AMMAN — Since the onset of the Israeli war on Gaza, the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) sent 17 relief planes in bid to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, according to an JHCO representative.

“The JHCO on Thursday sent two additional planes carrying urgent medical supplies and medicine,” Secretary-General Hussein Shibli told The Jordan Times, adding that the medical supplies sent included medications specifically prescribed for dialysis patients. 

The second relief plane was sent in cooperation with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and was loaded with medicine.

The supplies are being transferred to the Egyptian Red Crescent which facilitates the delivery of aid to the strip via the Rafah border crossing, he added.

The organisation is also working with other relevant governmental entities in Gaza, local initiatives, local and international non-governmental organisations to provide the people of Gaza with cooked meals. He pointed out that relief convoys carrying a total of 286 tonnes have been dispatched to transport food packages, prepared meals, as well as urgent and humanitarian relief. 

In a joint statement sent to The Jordan Times, the JHCO described the extent of displacement in Gaza with over 1.8 million people are internally displaced, which is nearly 80 per cent of the population.  “All of Gaza’s 2.3 million inhabitants lack sufficient food and clean water, and face malnutrition,” the statement added. 

Increasing the regular delivery and resupply of essential medicine and medical equipment are among the proposed priorities to help reduce the suffering of 2.3 million civilians in Gaza, the statement read.

The JHCO, is receiving donations for Gaza via its accounts in Bank al Etihad: JO32 UBSI 1030 0000 4010 1659 9151 06, CliQ: JHCOGAZA.

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