Gift of the Givers Departs for Gaza Tonight
All systems are in place for the Gift of the Givers mission to Gaza. The medical team departs from O.R. Tambo Airport at 9.45pm tonight.
The cargo plane with 16 tons of emergency medical supplies valued at R15 million will be landing in Egypt in 5 hours. Items donated by American NGO's to Gift of the Givers will also be released from Cairo customs into our possession tomorrow. The team will enter Rafah tomorrow afternoon and the supplies will follow a day later.
Our special thanks to DIRCO for their tremendous support in securing the permission with the Egyptian Government for Gift of the Givers teams and supplies to cross the Rafah border into Gaza. A special thank you to all South Africans for their prayers, well wishes and generous contributions.