UN chief arrives at Egypt's Rafah crossing ahead of Gaza aid delivery

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed the need for aid trucks to "move as quickly as possible" into Gaza to alleviate a humanitarian crisis while overseeing the preparations for the operation at the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing.

Guterres, who flew to Egypt on Friday, described the trucks as "lifelines" for the people of Gaza, adding that "they are the difference between life and death" to the people.

He also called for a "large number of trucks" to enter Gaza every day and for verifications of aid to be done in a way that is practical and expedited.

"We are actively engaging with all parties to make sure conditions for delivering aid are lifted," he said.

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