Assertion by Principals of the Inter-Company Standing Committee, on the state of affairs in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, “We want a right away humanitarian ceasefire” – occupied Palestinian territory

Assertion by Principals of the Inter-Company Standing Committee, on the state of affairs in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, “We want a right away humanitarian ceasefire” – occupied Palestinian territory

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Attachments

NEW YORK/GENEVA/ROME, 5 November 2023 – For nearly a month, the world has been watching the unfolding state of affairs in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory in shock and horror on the spiralling numbers of lives misplaced and torn aside.

In Israel, some 1,400 folks have been killed and hundreds have been injured, in response to the Israeli authorities. Greater than 200 folks, together with youngsters, have been taken hostage. Rockets proceed to traumatize households.

Tens of hundreds of individuals have been displaced. That is horrific.

Nevertheless, the horrific killings of much more civilians in Gaza is an outrage, as is chopping off 2.2 million Palestinians from meals, water, medication, electrical energy and gasoline.

In Gaza, in response to the Ministry of Well being, almost 9,500 folks have been killed, together with 3,900 youngsters and over 2,400 girls. Greater than 23,000 injured folks require quick therapy inside overstretched hospitals.

A complete inhabitants is besieged and below assault, denied entry to the necessities for survival, bombed of their houses, shelters, hospitals and locations of worship. That is unacceptable.

Greater than 100 assaults towards well being care have been reported.

Scores of assist staff have been killed since October 7 together with 88 UNRWA colleagues – the best variety of United Nations fatalities ever recorded in a single battle.

We renew our plea for the events to respect all their obligations below worldwide humanitarian and human rights regulation.

We renew our name for the quick and unconditional launch of all civilians held hostage.

Civilians and the infrastructure they depend on – together with hospitals, shelters and faculties – have to be protected.

Extra assist – meals, water, medication and naturally gasoline – should enter Gaza safely, swiftly and on the scale wanted, and should attain folks in want, particularly girls and youngsters, wherever they’re.

We want a right away humanitarian ceasefire. It’s been 30 days. Sufficient is sufficient. This should cease now.

Signatories:

  • Mr. Martin Griffiths, Emergency Aid Coordinator and Below-Secretary-Normal for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Ms. Sofia Sprechmann Sineiro, Secretary Normal, CARE Worldwide
  • Ms. Jane Backhurst, Chair of ICVA Board (Christian Assist)
  • Mr. Jamie Munn, Govt Director, Worldwide Council of Voluntary Companies (ICVA)
  • Ms. Anne Goddard, Chief Govt Officer and President a.i., InterAction
  • Ms. Amy E. Pope, Director Normal, Worldwide Group for Migration (IOM)
  • Ms. Tjada D’Oyen McKenna, Chief Govt Officer, Mercy Corps
  • Mr. Volker Türk, United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Ms. Janti Soeripto, President and Chief Govt Officer, Save the Kids
  • Ms. Paula Gaviria Betancur, United Nations Particular Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Individuals (SR on HR of IDPs)
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Growth Programme (UNDP)
  • Dr. Natalia Kanem, Govt Director, United Nations Inhabitants Fund (UNFPA)
  • Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Govt Director, United Nations Human Settlement Programme (A-Habitat)
  • Ms. Catherine Russell, Govt Director, United Nations Kids’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Ms. Sima Bahous, Below-Secretary-Normal and Govt Director, UN Ladies
  • Ms. Cindy McCain, Govt Director, World Meals Programme (WFP)
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-Normal, World Well being Group (WHO)

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