A Libyan aid ship departs for Gaza today from the port of Misrata.

A Lebanese aid ship is preparing to sail soon.

Today, the International Campaign to Save Gaza proudly announces the departure of a Libyan aid ship from the port of Misrata, bound for Gaza. This evening, on Friday, March 29, the vessel sets sail with approximately 1600 tons of essential relief supplies. These provisions, including medicines, tents, blankets, winter clothing, and foodstuffs, were generously contributed by civil society organizations across several cities in Libya. Over the past three months, these donations were collected as part of a concerted effort coordinated by the Libyan Humanitarian Relief Campaign, aimed at supporting Gaza.

The aid ship is expected to reach the Egyptian port of Al-Arish by Monday, April 1, where the cargo will be transferred to Gaza via the Rafah border crossing. Coordination between the Libyan Red Crescent and its Egyptian counterpart has been arranged to ensure the seamless unloading and transportation of the aid from Al-Arish to Rafah, onward to the Gaza Strip. Miles of Smiles, representing the International Campaign to Save Gaza and commissioned by the Libyan Relief Campaign, will oversee all necessary procedures with Egyptian authorities in Cairo and Al-Arish to expedite aid delivery.

Initiated by the International Campaign to Save Gaza, with support from the International Freedom Flotilla Coalition, the Libyan aid ship campaign commenced in late December. Local organization and coordination were overseen by activists and representatives from civil society institutions and charitable organizations across Tripoli, Misrata, Zliten, Masalata, Al-Zawiya, and beyond. The campaign received backing from the Municipality of Misrata and the newly formed Committee to Support the Palestinian Cause, established by the Libyan Supreme Council of State.

Dr. Omar Baara, General Coordinator of the Libyan Relief Campaign to Support Gaza emphasized the deep-rooted solidarity of the Libyan people, both within their institutions and across popular platforms, towards the Palestinian cause. He underscored their unwavering readiness to provide support to their brethren in Gaza, emphasizing that the Libyan populace perceives the Palestinian struggle as their own, driven by a sense of religious and humanitarian duty. He stressed the enduring nature of the Libyan aid campaign, considering it a tangible manifestation of the fraternal ties binding Libya to Palestine, particularly to Gaza.

For his part, Zaher Birawi, The Coordinator of the International Campaign to Save Gaza, expressed optimism regarding the expeditious delivery of aid to Gaza, highlighting its potential to bolster the steadfastness of the Gazan populace and provide them with essential necessities. He underscored the significance of these grassroots initiatives as integral facets of the collective responsibility owed to the people of Gaza, who sacrifice immensely in defense of their nation’s honour and sanctity. Birawi emphasized the profound global resonance of the Palestinian cause, noting the universal attachment of people worldwide, including the free hearts of nations, to Palestine and Jerusalem. He depicted Gaza as an emblem of resilience in the face of adversities posed by the Zionist settlement agenda.

Furthermore, Birawi announced the imminent departure of another aid ship from Lebanon, a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Lebanese National Committee for the Aid Ship in conjunction with the Algerian Initiative for the Support of Palestine and Gaza Relief. He disclosed that preparations are underway to ensure the swift departure of this ship before the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan.


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