Saturday, November 15, 2008

U.N. agency in Gaza runs out of food

(CNN) -- A United Nations aid agency whose supply lines have been cut off couldn't help Gaza residents seeking humanitarian assistance Saturday, U.N. spokesman Chris Gunness said.
Because of rocket attacks and other clashes, Israel sealed its border with Gaza on November 5, rendering the U.N. Relief and Works Agency unable to replenish storage facilities. They ran out on Friday.
"We have run out of food. Our warehouses are empty," UNRWA Director John Ging told CNN on Friday.
It was not immediately clear how many people were turned away Saturday. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the Israeli government considers the rocket attacks from Gaza "a fundamental and blunt violation of the understandings that led to the calm," according to a written statement on Friday.

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