Statement by the IFRC at the Follow-up to the International Humanitarian Conference for the Civilian Population of Gaza

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The human suffering in Gaza is a permanent stain on our shared humanity.

A month since we last met, we face a collective moral failure to forge political and peaceful solutions to end this conflict, release all hostages, protect civilians and civilian infrastructures.

On the ground, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Gaza and the Egyptian Red Crescent across the border work tirelessly to save lives and provide medical aid, food, and relief.  

The Egyptian Red Crescent has delivered nearly 3000 trucks of medical, food and relief supplies into Gaza while the Palestinian Red Crescent Society continues to provide emergency health services and coordinate the receipt and delivery of aid.

They are operating under constant severe restrictions and life-threatening danger.

As we sadly know, the Palestine Red Crescent Society just lost another volunteer this week and a staff member was injured.

The IFRC is supporting these efforts.

In partnership with ECHO, we have delivered 890 tons of supplies through our humanitarian air bridge for Gaza.  

Let’s be unequivocal--no amount of humanitarian assistance or funding alone will stop the destruction of Gaza and its people without protection and a political solution.

In this darkest hour, we call on you to turn these urgent asks into powerful actions:

De-escalation - Prioritize concrete solutions to stop the bloodshed and establish lasting peace. This will allow scaling up of aid efforts so that hospitals, ambulances, water facilities, and waste management can function.

Protection- Ensure neutral, independent humanitarian action with full respect of international humanitarian law.  

Protect civilians and healthcare workers.

Access - Grant unhindered and safe access to reach all parts of Gaza. 

Thank you.



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