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9 January 2024 - Humanitarian situation in Gaza - Oral evidence

Committee International Development Committee
Inquiry Humanitarian situation in Gaza

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Start times: 2:00pm (private) 2:30pm (public)

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Healthcare situation in Gaza: IDC update from UNWRA, Medical Aid for Palestinians and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society

In November 2023 the Committee heard evidence from UNRWA, Medical Aid for Palestinians, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Human Rights Watch which painted a picture of the already wide-ranging humanitarian concerns including high numbers of civilian casualties, destruction of health, sanitation and communications infrastructure and extreme and growing levels of internal displacement.

At that point the Committee heard that hospitals were under siege, doctors were unable to treat patients, medical equipment stores were running low and potentially devastating diseases were beginning to take hold. The situation now is increasingly described as catastrophic, with fears of widespread famine.

Meeting details

At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Humanitarian situation in Gaza
Chief of Health in Gaza at United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at Medical Aid for Palestinians
Spokesperson at Palestinian Red Crescent Society

On Tuesday the Committee will seek an urgent update on the humanitarian and health situation in Gaza, how the healthcare situation has changed in the last six weeks and what those on the ground are doing to respond


The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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