One month after Israel’s seven commitments on humanitarian access: the realities

May 7, 2024:  One month after Israel’s 7 commitments on humanitarian access: the realities on the ground as Rafah military offensive unfolds.

Following on the killing of seven aid workers from the World Central Kitchen, the Government of Israel made seven commitments in a reported effort to increase humanitarian access into Gaza on 6 April.

In this public briefing note, humanitarian actors operating in the Gaza Strip clarify what are the realities on the ground in Gaza: Israeli authorities have not implemented the pledged commitments they made to facilitate increased humanitarian access.

The NGOs see no significant improvement from Israeli authorities in alleviating dire challenges to provide life-saving aid for a population of 2.3 million on the verge of famine.

In this detailed paper describing the challenges for humanitarian access in Gaza, NGOs highlight that the current situation is only expected to deteriorate even further with the Israeli military invasion of Rafah, voicing concerns towards the potential closure of the Rafah crossing and the evacuation of aid actors from the governorate.

Third States must urgently put the looming Israeli military invasion of Rafah on top of their political agenda and create monumental diplomatic pressure to deter the Government of Israel from moving forward with its plan immediately.

Joint INGO Briefing Note – Realities on the ground

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