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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:41 AM
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UN Calling for Unfettered Access to Gaza Strip
Source: Voice of America News

United Nations aid agencies say the level of destruction in the Gaza Strip is overwhelming. They are appealing to Israel to open all crossing points so they can import crucial humanitarian goods and reconstruction material into the Palestinian Territory.

United Nations aid agencies say they are planning missions in the coming days into Gaza to make an accurate assessment of the damage done during Israel's 22-day military offensive.

But, they say it is clear that the needs are enormous and work must begin immediately to start helping people rebuild their lives. Spokeswoman for the UN Relief and Works Agency, Elena Mancuni Materi, says UNRWA is working overtime to help more than a million Palestinian refugees in Gaza.

She says people can come to one of UNRWA's many distribution centers to pick up needed goods. She says all health centers have opened and are operational. She says almost 51,000 people are still living in shelters.

Read more: http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-01-20-voa23.cfm
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:26 AM
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1. Will be interesting to see the Israeli governments response to this.
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delad Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:43 AM
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2. indeed n/t
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