EU parliamentarians' call for a humanitarian pause is nothing but a timid gesture

Publié: 19th octobre 2023

Today, Members of the European Parliament called for a humanitarian pause in the resolution they adopted on the events in Gaza. In response, Vittorio Infante, Oxfam EU conflict expert said: 

"This is a timid gesture. While any window to bring in aid to Gaza safely should be seized at this catastrophic stage, this is not the real answer. We need a full ceasefire by all parties, and an end to the siege of Gaza. This is the only way to get enough humanitarian aid and life-saving assistance to civilians there."

Notes aux rédactions

Oxfam experts are available for comment.  

Read Oxfam’s letter to Members of the European Parliament calling for them to stand on the right side of history.  

Over 200 organizations, including Oxfam have signed an open letter calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza to stop this humanitarian disaster and further loss of innocent lives.


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