A family from Adelaide has arrived in Cairo after fleeing Gaza through the Rafah border crossing

The Adelaide family was visiting relatives in the Gaza Strip when the conflict broke out. They were among a group of Australians and other foreign nationals who managed to escape Gaza when the Rafah border crossing first opened to civilians. Efforts are now being made to return the family to Adelaide from Cairo. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, along with his wife and their two children aged 10 and seven, were on vacation visiting relatives in the Gaza Strip when the war between Israel and Gaza erupted.

He told ABC that it was a "fight for survival" with airstrikes destroying their family home and bomb blasts occurring around them.

The man, his wife, and their two children were among a group of Australians and other foreign citizens who were able to escape Gaza when the Rafah border crossing was initially opened to civilians.