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The Swedish Ambassador in Cairo announces that his country is providing aid to the Gaza Strip worth 253 million Swedish krona.

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Ambassador Håkan Emsgård, the Ambassador of the State of Sweden to Egypt, met today, Thursday, with the International Representative of the Swedish Red Cross, Lina Myrgård, during the Egyptian Red Crescent conference for humanitarian support in Gaza.

According to a statement by the Swedish Embassy in Cairo, during 2023, the Swedish government provided humanitarian aid worth 150 million Swedish krona to the benefit of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The support was distributed among the World Food Programme, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Fund, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The Swedish International Development Agency also provided additional humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip worth approximately 61 million Swedish krona and then 43 million Swedish krona as another aid package.

The Swedish Embassy in Cairo said that the government package currently presented by Sweden was presented through UNRWA and the Swedish Red Cross, which in turn supports the Palestinian Red Crescent, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Oxfam.

She indicated that, as a total, Sweden provided an amount of 253 million Swedish krona as humanitarian support to the Palestinians inside the Gaza Strip during 2023.

She stressed that Sweden will continue to contribute to regular humanitarian support for Gaza through its basic support for organizations active in the region, such as the World Food Program and UNRWA.

On Thursday evening, the Egyptian Red Crescent in North Sinai brought 94 aid trucks into the Gaza Strip, through the Rafah land crossing gate in North Sinai.
An official source in North Sinai indicated that 4 trucks of cooking gas for homes and 90 trucks carrying relief, humanitarian and food aid, medicines and medical supplies were brought in.
The source added that coordination was made to bring in aid trucks between the Egyptian Red Crescent, its Palestinian counterpart, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.

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