Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

International Development written question – answered at on 6 September 2010.

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Photo of Stephen Williams Stephen Williams Liberal Democrat, Bristol West

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent reports he has received on the truckload capacity of the Kerem Shalom crossing point for imports and exports to Gaza, excluding fuel.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

According to the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 924 truckloads of goods entered Gaza through Kerem Shalom in the period 8 to 12 August. The highest daily amount entering Gaza was 211 truckloads on 9 August. Since the beginning of August Israel has expanded the import capacity of Kerem Shalom to 250 truckloads. However there is currently no capacity for processing exports.

Data on import volumes entering Gaza are published online by the UN at

http://www.ochaopt.org/GazaCrossings.aspx?id=1010003

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