UK sends full field hospital to Gaza to follow 150 tonnes of aid

A full field hospital funded by the UK will arrive in Gaza this week, following 150 tonnes of aid.
The aid – including 840 family-sized tents, 13,000 blankets and hygiene supplies – enters Gaza today.
The field hospital left Manchester on 5 March and is en route to the war zone.
It can be adapted according to the needs on the ground and includes a pharmacy, triage area, major injuries and resuscitation unit, and maternity care tent.
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It can be set up in as little as 48 hours once it arrives, and will be capable of treating more than 100 patients a day.
International medics, including many from the UK, will help staff the hospital, alongside local health workers.
As well as the latest aid deliveries, Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron has announced £10m in further aid for the occupied Palestinian territories.
Lord Cameron said: “Too many people in Gaza are suffering.
“Our largest aid delivery, combined with a new UK-funded field hospital, will save lives.”
An estimated 3.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in occupied Palestinian territories, the UK government says, with over half a million at risk from famine.

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