Ban Ki-moon and John Kerry
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US to send $47m in aid to Gaza

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the US was sending $47m (£28m) in aid to Gaza "to try to alleviate the immediate humanitarian crisis".

Diplomatic efforts to broker a truce in Gaza have intensified, with US Secretary of State John Kerry meeting the UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Cairo.

Mr Kerry said the US was sending $47m (£28m) in aid to Gaza "to try to alleviate the immediate humanitarian crisis".