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Norwegian Refugee Council: ‘It takes five hours to get bread in Gaza’

Yousef Hammash, the advocacy officer for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Palestine, says it takes five hours to get one bag of bread in Gaza, as fuel has been cut off to the besieged enclave and several bakeries have been bombed by Israel.

"Today, the mission of getting bread really wasn't easy," he said in a voice recording posted on social media platform X. "There are a lot of people waiting in line... every day is more challenging than the previous day... it's a chaotic situation and it's affecting peoples' mental health now."

According to Hammash, people are now in a state of stress, "people have exceeded what they can handle," he said. "This is nothing compared to whatever we witnessed before."