Humanitarian aid for Gaza will soon be transported by sea from Cyprus

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At this stage, it needs to be clarified which country or countries are offering the aid, how much it will be, where it will be taken, or how it will be distributed.

Humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will be transported by sea from Cyprus to the enclave within days, a Reuters news agency source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

At this stage, it is still being determined which country or countries are offering the aid, its quantity, where it will be taken, or how it will be distributed. The Reuters source spoke of coordination with the United Arab Emirates.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, explained, "They want the aid to be dispatched before the start of Ramadan" on Sunday, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Aid deliveries to the Gaza Strip are becoming increasingly urgent as the humanitarian devastation in the besieged enclave worsens.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is expected in Cyprus tonight to discuss the dimensions of creating a maritime corridor for delivering humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, the KYPE reported yesterday.

She is expected to visit infrastructures that will be used, especially the port of Larnaca.

Cyprus, 370 kilometres northwest of the Gaza Strip, is the closest European Union member state to the Palestinian enclave.

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