On the move

The convoy has started to move out of the two car parks in Al Arish and onto the road to Rafah. At 7.55 (GMT) I spoke to George’s party and they report that the first of the two car parks is now almost empty. It took 90 minutes for all the vehicles to leave. They are now waiting for the second group of vehicles to get on the road. George intends his vehicle to be the last to leave – to ensure the safe departure of the entire convoy.

Negotiations with the Egyptian authorities have continued. Some non-medical aid was unloaded, in the line with the outcome of the negotiations, and has been handed over to the Egyptian Red Crescent for delivery by them to Gaza. We will give more information about this when we are able.

The convoy expects to cross later today into Gaza.