No more NZ citizens or residents trying to leave Gaza – MFAT

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says it is not aware of any remaining New Zealand citizens or permanent residents still seeking to leave Gaza.

Foreign affairs minister Winston Peters said on social media that one citizen left overnight via the Rafah crossing into Egypt, accompanied by a family member.

They are currently being offered support by the New Zealand embassy in Cairo.

Last month, the ministry said there were 20 New Zealanders trying to leave Gaza.

A steady stream of New Zealanders have left the region since the conflict broke out in early October.

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