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King, WFP chief discuss ways to sustain aid delivery to Gaza

His Majesty underlines pivotal role of international organisations in ensuring delivery of relief assistance to Gaza

By JT - Oct 23,2023 - Last updated at Oct 23,2023

His Majesty King Abdullah meets on Sunday with World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Cindy H. McCain to discuss the the delivery of urgent food and humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah met on Sunday with World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Cindy H. McCain to discuss the necessity of sustaining the delivery of urgent food and humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

 The King stressed the importance of the role of international organisations such as the WFP in urging the international community to step up its efforts to ensure the delivery of food, water, medicine and fuel to Gaza, calling for safeguarding medical and relief infrastructure in the strip.

During the meeting, attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, His Majesty praised the WFP’s role in working to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza, noting Jordan’s continued efforts to provide relief, medical, and humanitarian assistance to the strip.

The meeting also covered the partnership between Jordan and the WFP and ways to strengthen it, especially in facing the challenges of food insecurity among refugees and host communities.

For her part, WFP Executive Director McCain expressed her appreciation of WFP’s decades-long partnership with Jordan and the important role the Kingdom plays in safeguarding regional stability and facilitating vital assistance to Gaza.

She stressed the importance of the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure and the continued and sustained flow of supplies of food, medicine and emergency assistance into the Gaza Strip.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan attended the meeting.

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