Helena Lyng Blak
11 weeks ago

"A sign of hope": Humanitarian aid sets sail for Gaza

A ship carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza has departed from Cyprus.
Flag of Cyprus wave in front of ocean and ship.
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“The first ship in the context of the Cyprus Maritime Corridor Initiative for humanitarian aid to Gaza has sailed,” writes the President of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, in a post on X.

The President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, calls the departure a “sign of hope” in response to Christodoulides.

The ship carries almost 200 tons of food, according to Reuters, and is the first in a pilot project to open a new sea route for aid to Gaza. The intended goal of the project is to be able to ship food and medical supplies to a temporary port the US plans to establish.

The mission is organized by collaborative efforts between the EU, the UK, the US, and the United Arab Emirates, writes Bloomberg.


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