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Humanitarian situation in Gaza

Inquiry

Report and Government response published

Since the Hamas terrorist atrocities of 7 October 2023, the International Development Committee has held three urgent evidence hearings in Parliament, and Members of the Committee recently returned from the aid logistics centre and hospital at Al-Arish in North Sinai where some badly injured Palestinian civilians have been evacuated for care.

But the vast majority of the population of Gaza, including those working for international aid agencies, have been unable to leave.

Those providing aid – professionals who have seen much suffering in war and disasters around the world – have testified there are not words left to describe what is happening to civilians in Gaza. These passionate, normally eloquent people are left speechless and say they feel powerless after what they have witnessed: not least the speed, the intensity and the fact that the situation is so obviously 100 per cent man-made.

Read the Report and Government response: Humanitarian situation in Gaza

 

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Second Report - Humanitarian situation in Gaza
Inquiry Humanitarian situation in Gaza
HC 110
Report
Response to this report
Second Special Report - Humanitarian situation in Gaza: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report
HC 747
Special Report
Second Special Report - Humanitarian situation in Gaza: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report
Inquiry Humanitarian situation in Gaza
HC 747
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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27 February 2024
Inquiry Humanitarian situation in Gaza
Witnesses Dr Richard Brennan (Regional Emergency Director for Eastern Mediterranean Region at World Health Organisation (WHO)), and Matthew Hollingworth (Country Director Palestine at World Food Programme)
Oral Evidence
9 January 2024
Inquiry Humanitarian situation in Gaza
Witnesses Dr Ghada Al Jadba (Chief of Health in Gaza at United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)), Rohan Talbot (Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at Medical Aid for Palestinians), and Nebal Farsakh (Spokesperson at Palestinian Red Crescent Society)
Oral Evidence
14 November 2023
Inquiry Humanitarian situation in Gaza
Witnesses Yasmine Ahmed (UK Director at Human Rights Watch), and Melanie Ward (Chief Executive at Medical Aid for Palestinians)
Oral Evidence
Embassy of Israel (HSG0001)

Contact us

  • Email: indcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 1223/3285 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 4984 (media enquiries)
  • Address: International Development Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA