Government & Politics

Turkish aid agency distributes food aid to Gaza’s poor

Gaza, (IINA) - Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) on Thursday distributed food packages to needy families in the Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reported.

Mahmoud al-Shurfa, the IHH's spokesman in Gaza, said the agency had distributed 5,000 food packages to poor families and orphans across the coastal enclave, which remains the target of a decade-long Israeli-Egyptian blockade.

The IHH will continue providing assistance during the upcoming month of Ramadan, al-Shurfa said.

Since 2007, the Gaza Strip's roughly 2 million Palestinian inhabitants have groaned under a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade that has deprived them of many basic commodities -- including food, fuel, and medicine -- which has largely destroyed the local economy.

Source: International Islamic News Agency