Satellite images show how aid is being delivered to Gaza — and how much more is needed

Oct 25, 2023 | Humanitarianism

Only a few convoys of trucks carrying humanitarian aid have been able to enter the besieged Gaza Strip since it was sealed after Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7. As supplies dwindle, the situation is becoming increasingly dire for Gaza’s population of more than 2 million people. Almost 1.5 million have had to flee their homes, according to the United Nations.


Those who moved south under orders from the Israeli military are unable to leave the country through the Rafah crossing into Egypt. Gaza’s borders with Israel remain closed. The U.N. says its shelters are crowded at more than twice the capacity; up to 70 people are living in each school classroom. Hospitals are on the brink of collapse.


How is aid delivered and distributed in Gaza? Where is it coming from?

Long lines of trucks carrying humanitarian supplies have been waiting at the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt. Some of the aid is being flown from Kuwait to Egypt.

Aid that does reach the border has been delayed as it enters Gaza. This aerial view below show rows of trucks at the Egypt/Gaza Rafah border on Saturday as the first humanitarian aid eventually crosses. After the aid enters Gaza, it appears it’s transferred to flatbed trucks from within Gaza as delivery vehicles return to Egypt:

After crossing the border, some of the aid is taken by truck to a Khan Yunis storage facility in the southern Gaza Strip.


View the full article and infographics at USA Today.