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Voice of America 31 Mar 2020

Aid Delivered to Palestinians as Gaza Readies for Virus Outbreak


▶️After a brief pause prompted by coronavirus fears, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, resumed delivery of food supplies to poor families in Gaza on Tuesday, March 31.

A new mechanism sees food parcels being delivered to beneficiaries at their doorstep.
Two-thirds of Gaza's 2 million residents are refugees, fled or forced out of their homes during the 1948 war surrounding Israel's creation.
Of them, more than 1 million people are classified poor and receive vouchers of flour, rice, oil and canned food from the UNRWA four times a year.(AP)

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