International humanitarian agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has announced that 22 of its staff members were able to leave Gaza on Wednesday.
In a statement, the medical charity said all its international staff that had been unable to leave the territory have now “successfully crossed the Egypt border via the Rafah crossing”.
It added: “A new team of international staff, including a specialised medical team, has already been identified and is ready to enter Gaza as soon as the situation allows, to support the humanitarian and medical response.”
The agency said about 2 million Palestinians are still trapped in Gaza under shelling, including 300 Palestinian MSF staff and their families. More than 22,000 injured people remain in Gaza with limited access to healthcare, it added.
“Many of our Palestinian colleagues continue to work and provide lifesaving care in hospitals and across the Gaza Strip, while the most basic protections for hospitals and medical personnel are not guaranteed,” MSF said.
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