The funding will go to the World Food Program, which is aiding civilians in Gaza facing the risk of famine.

Minister for Youth Dr Anne Aly announced the additional aid at an international conference to address the ongoing crisis in the embattled region.

Australia is sending more humanitarian aid to Gaza. (AP Photo/Jehad Alshrafi)

“Israel must allow aid to flow at scale, as ordered by the International Court of Justice,” Aly said.

“We thank Egypt, Jordan and the United Nations for bringing the world together in support of civilians in Gaza. The suffering of Palestinian civilians cannot continue.”

Since the October 7 surprise attack by Hamas, in which 1200 Israelis were killed and some 200 more kidnapped, Australia has committed $72.5 million in humanitarian assistance to Gaza.

Civilians flee in Rafah as Israel pushes ahead with its offensive

Israel’s invasion of Gaza, with the stated aim of destroying Hamas and freeing the Israeli hostages, has so far killed more than 36,000 people, according to Palestinian health authorities.

“Australia continues to press for a ceasefire, for humanitarian aid to reach Gazans in desperate need, and for hostages to be released,” Foreign Minister Penny Wong said.

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