Saturday, 22 December 2012

OIC warns of crisis in Gaza due to shortage of medicines

GAZA, (PIC)-- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has warned of the collapse of Gaza's health sector which continues to suffer shortages of two-thirds of medicines in hospitals and medical centers in the Strip.

The Organization said, in its monthly report monitoring the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and issued on Saturday, that there is shortage of more than 305 medications out of 478, in addition to the shortage of medical supplies and most of the humanitarian needs.

The report stated that there is an urgent need to provide shelter for the Palestinian citizens whose houses had been destroyed during the Israeli recent war on Gaza.

It called the OIC member states and the humanitarian organizations to prepare a program and an urgent plan to cope with the deteriorating situation in Gaza, particularly in the health sector, and to support the Gaza reconstruction projects. more

Russian plane with aid for Gaza lands in Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) -- A Russian plane loaded with aid for the people in Gaza arrived to el-Arish airport Friday evening, an Egyptian security source said.

The airplane, which belongs to the Russian government, carried 43 tons of humanitarian aid to be distributed to Gaza on Saturday. more