Friday, July 25, 2014

World Health Organisation (WHO) called for a humanitarian corridor to be set up in Gaza

The World Health Organisation (WHO) called for a humanitarian corridor to be set up in Gaza to allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded and bring in life-saving medicines.

Even during wartime, belligerents are obligated under international humanitarian law to ensure that people are able to reach medical care in safety, the WHO and Red Cross said on Friday.

Yet some sick and injured in Gaza are dying because of a lack of access to ambulances or health facilities, or the inability to leave the enclave for specialised treatment, the agencies said.

[Reuters]
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