Assertion by Ms. Laila Baker, UNFPA Arab States Regional Director; Ms. Adele Khodr, UNICEF Regional Director for the Center East and North Africa; Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Jap Mediterranean
12 November 2023, Cairo/Amman — The regional administrators of UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO name for pressing worldwide motion to finish the continuing assaults on hospitals in Gaza.
We’re horrified on the newest reviews of assaults on and within the neighborhood of Al-Shifa Hospital, Al-Rantissi Naser Paediatric Hospital, Al-Quds Hospital, and others in Gaza metropolis and northern Gaza, killing many, together with kids. Intense hostilities surrounding a number of hospitals in northern Gaza are stopping secure entry for well being workers, the injured, and different sufferers.
Untimely and new-born infants on life help are reportedly dying resulting from energy, oxygen, and water cuts at Al-Shifa Hospital, whereas others are in danger. Workers throughout quite a lot of hospitals are reporting lack of gasoline, water and primary medical provides, placing the lives of all sufferers at speedy threat.
Over the previous 36 days, WHO has recorded not less than 137 assaults on well being care in Gaza, leading to 521 deaths and 686 accidents, together with 16 deaths and 38 accidents of well being employees on responsibility.
Assaults on medical services and civilians are unacceptable and are a violation of Worldwide Humanitarian and Human Rights Legislation and Conventions. They can’t be condoned. The fitting to hunt medical help, particularly in occasions of disaster, ought to by no means be denied.
Greater than half of the hospitals within the Gaza Strip are closed. These nonetheless functioning are below large pressure and might solely present very restricted emergency companies, lifesaving surgical procedure and intensive care companies. Shortages of water, meals, and gasoline are additionally threatening the wellbeing of hundreds of displaced individuals, together with ladies and youngsters, who’re sheltering in hospitals and their surrounds.
The world can’t stand silent whereas hospitals, which must be secure havens, are reworked into scenes of dying, devastation, and despair. Decisive worldwide motion is required now to safe a right away humanitarian ceasefire and stop additional lack of life, and protect what’s left of the well being care system in Gaza. Unimpeded, secure and sustained entry is required now to supply gasoline, medical provides and water for these lifesaving companies. The violence should finish now.
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