One of the first civilian solidarity convoys to arrive in Gaza since Israel’s devastating 11day bombardment in May, managed to cross through the strictly controlled border with Egypt yesterday.

The fleet of huge trucks packed with urgently needed medical and pharmaceutical aid, organised by ‘Miles of Smiles’ coalition, had travelled through the Sinai desert from Alexandria in Egypt.

Generously supported by people and organisations from 15 countries, this delivery is to be soon followed by a convoy of 25 new, fully-equipped ambulances that are currently being prepared in Egypt. Another 10 ambulances are also due to arrive from Jordan.

The sponsors of this major international solidarity mission include Kia Ora Gaza and other partners in the Freedom Flotilla Coalition.

Follow progress on our Kia Ora Gaza website:

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