We are calling for an enduring humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and Israel to prevent further civilian deaths and allow aid workers unrestricted access to provide lifesaving medical care.
AN ENDURING CEASEFIRE FOR ALL WARRING PARTIES IS CRUCIAL TO:
- Prevent more deaths. More than 11,000 people have now been killed in Gaza including over 5,000 children, and many more injured and missing under rubble. More than 1,200 people have been killed in Israel.
- Ensure access to lifesaving emergency medical care. There are more than 27,000 wounded people in Gaza (mainly women and children), with that number growing every hour. A ceasefire will enable people to safely reach healthcare facilities.
- Enable humanitarian organisations to safely enter Gaza, bringing in essential medical personnel and supplies, food, water and shelter materials.
- Protect medical infrastructure. During war, wounded people, healthcare facilities, staff and services are protected under international humanitarian law. A cessation of hostilities will prevent further attacks on vital healthcare infrastructure in Gaza and allow for some restoration of critical services.