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Hundreds of people between despair and hope on the beach in the southern part of Gaza.

These images show military aircraft dropping aid supplies off the coast.

People paddle out to sea on self-built rafts and boats to bring the packages ashore.

Cargo planes from the Jordanian Air Force dropped the relief supplies in particular, but aircraft from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and France were also involved.

On land there is relief, above all, about food.

However, there are also sometimes bitter disputes between people.

Deliveries from the air are not enough to provide everyone with sufficient supplies.

The north of Gaza in particular is currently closed off from humanitarian aid, at least by land.

According to the Palestinian aid organization UNRWA, the last UN convoys reached the northern areas of Gaza five weeks ago.

Abdulkhaliq Muslim, Palestinian

»We appeal to all Arab, all foreign, all Western, all nations in the world to provide us with grain so that our children can eat.

Our children cry and die of hunger.

We, the adults, can endure this.

If God wills it, we'll eat grass and clover too."

More than 570,000 people in the region - around a quarter of Gaza's population - are on the verge of famine, according to the UN's emergency humanitarian aid program.

Children in particular suffer.

Palestinian boy:

»Me and my friend would like to buy frozen potatoes because we want to eat, but we can't find any.

When we find potatoes, they are not frozen, and we cannot safely cook, fry, and eat them without getting sick.

We don't want to get sick from potatoes.

We want to buy potatoes, fry them and eat them without getting sick because there is no flour.

So we can eat something.”

According to the Hamas-controlled Palestinian Ministry of Health, almost 30,000 people have been killed in Gaza since the Israeli offensive following the Hamas terrorist attack on October 7th.

85 percent of the population within Gaza is on the run.

Aid organizations criticize Israel for not allowing enough aid deliveries.

Despite ongoing negotiations for a ceasefire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing ahead with the ground offensive in the Gaza Strip and restricting access to humanitarian aid.