This is the first time that WFP has used the Rafah crossing point since the start of the Gaza blockade in 2007. A second convoy is expected to enter Gaza in the next few days.
People have taken shelter on embankments, high ground, roads, and in flood shelters. Food and cooking material, safe drinking water, and emergency shelter are reported as the main immediate priority needs.
The latest report of the Commission, based on 480 interviews and a wealth of documentary material, chronicles the unimaginable brutality and human cost of the Syrian conflict.
Close to 200,000 people displaced early during the conflict have since returned to their homes, having in many cases lost all their belongings. They are among the people in most urgent need of assistance, alongside those who remain displaced.