The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that it has been able to scale up humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip on the first day of the ceasefire, Report informs referring to TASS.

“During the humanitarian pause that has been in place since this morning, the UN was able to scale up the delivery of humanitarian assistance into and across Gaza,” it said. “Hundreds of thousands of people were assisted with food, water, medical supplies and other essential humanitarian items.”

According to the OCHA, the largest since October 7 humanitarian convoy consisted of 137 trucks, which were unloaded at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reception point in Gaza.

It also said that a total of 129,000 liters of fuel were delivered to the enclave. Twenty-one patients in critical condition were evacuated from the northern Gaza Strip.

“The UN welcomes the release of 24 hostages held in Gaza since October 7 and renews its call for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages,” it stressed.

Hamas announced on November 22 that an agreement on a four-day humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip had been reached through the mediation of Qatar and Egypt. The agreement stipulates the release of 50 women and children under the age of 19 who are held in Gaza in exchange for the release of 150 women and children under the age of 19 from Israeli prisons.