Seaborne aid for Gaza returning to Cyprus as charity pauses work

NICOSIA: Seaborne aid for the population of Gaza is returning to Cyprus following the killing of seven aid workers of World Central Kitchen, Cypriot officials said on Tuesday, after the US-based charity said it would pause work in the besieged Palestinian enclave.
The barge was part of a four-vessel flotilla which set sail from Larnaca, Cyprus on March 30.Another vessel still loaded with 240 tonnes of food, the Jennifer, was heading back to Cyprus on Tuesday with the empty barge, a salvage boat and a tugboat after WCK suspended operations.
“They only managed to offload the barge,” a Cypriot official told Reuters. “One third (of the aid cargo) was delivered, and two thirds is coming back.” Monday’s attack was a serious setback in attempts to expedite aid into Gaza. reuters


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