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Trucks loaded with bottles of drinking water travel near El Arish, Egypt.
© UNICEF/Mohamed Ragaa

Explainer: What’s inside aid convoy at Gaza crossing

Less than a kilometre from Gaza, pallets of food, fuel, water, and medicine are among the hundreds of tonnes of lifesaving aid packed into a long convoy of trucks idling on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing, as drivers await Israel’s green light so they can reach 2.3 million besieged Palestinians caught in the crossfire of the ongoing war.

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