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UN halts Rafah food distribution due to shortages and hostilities

Food distribution in the southern Gaza city of Rafah has been suspended due to a lack of supplies and insecurity, the UN says.

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, Unrwa, warned its distribution centre and a World Food Programme warehouse were now inaccessible because of the ongoing Israeli military action against Hamas in eastern Rafah.

An estimated 810,000 of the more than a million people taking refuge in Rafah have fled since the Israeli operation began on 6 May.

Unrwa also said its health centres had not received any medical supplies in the past 10 days.


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