Catholic Relief Services unable to provide aid to southern Gaza amid ongoing war

(The Catholic World Report. Kate Quiñones).

A Catholic Relief Services (CRS) official told CNA this week that the organization has been unable to get humanitarian supplies through the southern Gaza Strip since early May and that it no longer has supplies in the warehouses in the area. “Most of the aid crosses through Rafah, and the Rafah crossing has been closed since early May because of the military operations there,” spokeswoman Megan Gilbert told CNA in an email. “Some aid gets through the Kerem Shalom crossing, but it’s very limited,” she said. CRS has served more than 750,000 people in the region since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war on Oct. 7, 2023, according to an April press release from the organization.

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