Open Arms sets sail from Cyprus to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza

Catalan NGO ships 200 tonnes of food through humanitarian route approved by Israel

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March 12, 2024 09:33 AM

March 12, 2024 09:43 AM

The Catalan refugee rescue NGO Open Arms, which works in the Mediterranean, set sail from Cyprus on Tuesday morning to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza, the NGO announced on X. 

In collaboration with World Central Kitchen, an NGO led by chef José Andrés, Open Arms will transport 200 tonnes of food through a humanitarian route authorized by Israel. 

"This opens the maritime humanitarian corridor to the Gaza Strip in a mission of high complexity, and we hope it will be the first of many that succeed in alleviating the humanitarian emergency faced by the population," the NGO said on X. 

Open Arms had originally planned to leave on Friday, but postponed its departure until Tuesday. They now have 220 nautical miles to cover, which is expected to take about two days