Gaza close to ‘breaking point’ without fuel: UN agencies

GENEVA, (Reuters): Gaza services are close to “breaking point” without fuel supplies, UN humanitarian office (OCHA) spokesperson Jens Laerke said on Tuesday, adding that none of the 569 aid trucks that had reached the enclave so far were carrying fuel.

Last week UN aid chief Martin Griffiths said there had been “some progress” in negotiations on letting fuel into the Israeli-besieged Gaza strip, without elaborating.

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“More and more facilities are closing down, and more and more life-saving means are closing down,” said World Health Organization spokesperson Christian Lindmeier at the same briefing, referring to fuel supplies.

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