The United Nations has denounced attacks on Gaza’s largest refugee camp that have killed many more civilians.
“This is the latest atrocity to befall the people of Gaza, where the fighting has entered an even more terrifying phase – with increasingly dire humanitarian consequences,” Martin Griffiths, the head of the UN humanitarian agency, said in a statement.
“October 7 and its aftermath will leave indelible marks on the lives of millions of people.
In Israel, a nation was left shocked after the brutal killing of around 1,400 people. The families of more than 200 hostages continue to live in agony, not being sure of the fate of their loved ones.
“In Gaza, women, children and men are starving, injured and bombed to death.
They have lost all faith in humanity and all hope for the future. In the West Bank, the death toll is rising. Violence and the closure of checkpoints mean people cannot access food, jobs, health care and other basic services.
Meanwhile, the world seems unable or unwilling to act. This cannot continue,” he emphasizes about the desperate situation in Gaza and the humanitarian crisis.
“If we do not act, the consequences will be heavy and beyond the Middle East”
“Simply put, we need parties to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law.
And we need those with influence to use their influence to ensure respect for the rules of war, to de-escalate conflict and avoid escalation.
Failure to act now will have consequences far beyond the region, because this is a global crisis,” concluded the head of the UN humanitarian agency.