France has pledged 600 tonnes of critical nutritional supplements for the civilian population of Gaza, as announced by Catherine Colonna, the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
The announcement was made during the follow-up meeting of the international humanitarian conference for Gaza's civilian population, which took place virtually on Wednesday, December 6.
A Collective Effort
The aid, scheduled for shipment by sea, is a collective initiative supported by France, the CMA CGM Foundation, and the World Food Programme (WFP). France expressed gratitude towards these organizations in its statement, acknowledging their essential role in this humanitarian effort.
This recent commitment is an addition to the over 200 tonnes of humanitarian supplies already dispatched, including high-nutritional-value food provided by Nutriset, shelters, emergency medical kits, and medical equipment. The French government has reiterated its relentless commitment to supporting the civilian population of Gaza, afflicted by the ongoing conflict.
Humanitarian Crisis Amid Conflict
According to Hamas, since the start of Israeli offensives, the Palestinian enclave has witnessed 16,248 deaths. The escalating Israeli assault in Gaza has disrupted aid efforts, leading to catastrophic conditions for the residents.
Amidst this backdrop, the UN expressed alarm over an even grimmer scenario if the inflow of aid is not accelerated. The situation in Gaza is described as apocalyptic, with a lack of essential items and widespread suffering.