127,353 tons of food, fuel, and other supplies, including construction materials entered the Gaza Strip in May
The Israeli government, in conjunction with the IDF, coordinated the delivery of humanitarian aid and development assistance to the civilian population of the Gaza Strip.
Click here to read the report on the humanitarian measures taken during the month of May 2011, as well as general transfers of goods and services to the Gaza Strip.
4,942 truckloads containing 127,353 tons of food, fuel, and other supplies, including construction materials entered the Gaza Strip in May.
During the month, there was a 128% increase in the volume of truckloads entering the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom Crossing compared to the previous month and there was also a 31.5% increase in the number of patients that exited the Gaza Strip for medical purposes.
Additionally, 929 truckloads of cement, iron, aggregates, and other building materials were transferred to Gaza to be used in a variety of humanitarian aid projects in coordination with international organizations. These projects include water treatment plants, greenhouses, agricultural plots, schools, a medical center, and housing units.
In accordance with an Israeli government decision made in June 2010, the capacity of the Kerem Shalom Crossing was nearly doubled so that 250 truckloads could enter the Gaza Strip on a daily basis.