17th May 2021 the World Food Program announced that it is providing emergency assistance to 51,000 people in northern Gaza to meet the escalating conflict affected by the growing humanitarian needs of local families.
Summer Abdul Jaber, the World Food Programme’s representative in Palestine, said the current aid was mainly cash, but the closure of entry points into Gaza could soon lead to food shortages and rising prices for fresh produce.
To that end, WFP needed $31.8 million to continue to provide food aid to 435,000 people in Gaza and the West Bank over the next six months.
An additional $14 million will be required to provide additional emergency assistance to 160,000 people in Gaza and 60,000 in the West Bank over the next three months.
In addition, WFP called on both sides to immediately cease hostilities and avoid escalation of the conflict.