OSLO, Norway, Dec 06 (IPS) – The Pulverising Gaza The attack on the civilian population is one of our worst in modern times. Each Day by day, we see new victims of this hell. Innocent people are suffering to new levels.
Across You can also find out more about the following: Gaza Strip, almost the entire population – 1.9 million people – have been displaced. Nearly About two thirds of all homes are damaged or destroyed. Amid Thousands of families have to move from dangerous zones to safer ones because of the constant air, sea and land attacks.
TodayIn just 133 shelters, there are more than 750,000 occupants. Tens Thousands of people live in the streets of southern GazaUnder bombardment they are forced into improvising basic shelters out of whatever they can find.
The Winter rains and infectious diseases have both arrived, while public health services are paralysed. Many My own NRC employees now live on the street. One One of them does it with her baby who is two months old.
Our Gaza You might ask yourself this simple question: Why are these atrocities broadcasted across the world and so little done to stop them, when they are clearly visible to all?
Countries Supporting Israel With arms, they must realize that this will leave a permanent stain in their reputation. They We must demand an urgent ceasefire Israel You can also find out more about the following: Gaza. Only A cessation in hostilities would allow us to provide effective relief for the two millions who are now in need.
Severe Starvation has been caused by restrictions on the aid available. Gaza’s The population explosion has intensified an already severe humanitarian crisis. We We have had to stop almost all of our assistance operations because of the chaos and panic caused by the bombardment.
There The perpetrators of the crimes, torture, and murders committed in Israel On, October 7th.
The The killing of thousands innocent children and women and the siege of an entire civilian population and the trapping behind closed borders of bombarded civillians in Gaza International law also criminalizes these crimes.
There There must also be accountability from those who provide arms and support, as well the political and military leaders. This military campaign can in no way be described as ‘self-defense.’
We Again, demand the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages. Neither The lives of children, men or women, and the ability of the aid workers to reach the vulnerable should not be used as a bargaining chip.
The Situation in Gaza It is a failure of humanity. The Killing must stop.
Jan Egeland Is a Norwegian Former diplomat, political scientist and humanitarian leader Labour Party Politicians who have been Secretary General You can also check out the Norwegian Refugee Council Since 2013, He Served as State Secretary Then, you can get in touch with us. Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs As of 1990, the year 1997 is included. United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator From 2003 to 2006.
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