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Joint Statement on Conflict-Induced Hunger in Gaza

Occupied Palestinian Territories

Humanity & Inclusion has co-signed a statement with 14 other organizations calling once again for an immediate ceasefire, accompanied by a massive increase in humanitarian aid to meet needs and avert famine.
 

A declaration on a street backdrop damaged by the war in Gaza

© Tom Shelton / Handicap International

Food security assessments carried out in Gaza at the end of 2023 revealed that the entire population is now living in food crisis conditions, and 500,000 people are facing a food situation described as catastrophic - the highest proportion ever recorded by the IPC system, which assesses food insecurity in more than 50 countries. 

In 2018, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2417, highlighting the impact of conflict on hunger, and condemning the unlawful denial of humanitarian access as well as the use of famine as a method of warfare. In its new humanitarian strategy, France recently pledged to support the full implementation of this resolution. This commitment was reiterated yesterday when Nathalie Broadhurst addressed the Security Council during a debate on climate, food security and conflict. 

The ceasefire and humanitarian access to Gaza are now the only way to ensure compliance with the requirements of Resolution 2417. 

 

Click here to read the full declaration.

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