published : 2023-10-14

Foreign Officials Raise Alarm Over Lack of Humanitarian Aid in Gaza as Israel Prepares for Ground Operation

The US and UN stress the need to adhere to the 'rules' of war

A photo of a UN humanitarian aid convoy delivering supplies to Gaza, taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

Several countries have started to raise concerns about the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza as Israel prepares for a ground invasion following a terrorist attack.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's spokesperson, Stephan Dujarric, has stated that discussions are underway at various levels to address humanitarian access to Gaza.

Efforts are being made to ensure that international humanitarian law and human rights law are respected and upheld during the conflict.

At least 3,200 people, including Israeli civilians, soldiers, and Americans, have been killed since Hamas launched missiles into Israel last week.

Palestinian health authorities report that at least 2,215 Palestinians have been killed, with over 8,700 wounded.

An image of civilians in Gaza lined up outside a distribution center, waiting for essential supplies, taken with a Nikon D850.

Russia and the Vatican have both offered to mediate negotiations and help secure the release of hostages.

The United States and Jordan stress the need for international agencies to have clear access to Gaza and provide support for humanitarian duties.

Amidst the conflict, the United Nations emphasizes the importance of protecting civilians and finding a lasting solution to the ongoing cycle of death and destruction.

Israel's blockade of Gaza has led to a growing humanitarian crisis, with limited access to food, water, medicine, and fuel for the residents of the territory.

The United States has urged Israel to delay the start of the ground operation to allow residents in the north to relocate.

A photo of Jordanian King Abdullah II meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss the humanitarian needs in Gaza, taken with a Sony Alpha a7R IV.

Egypt, which shares a border with Gaza, has called for access through the Rafah crossing to ensure the well-being of Palestinians.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan criticizes Israel's response to Hamas' attack as a 'disproportionate response' and offers to mediate a deal between Israel and Hamas.

The United States is exploring the creation of safe zones in Gaza to provide humanitarian aid to civilians.