Martin Griffiths on Gaza’s dire situations for support operations and the voices that must be heard on Palestine’s future.
9 weeks into Israel’s warfare on the Gaza Strip, the United Nations faces growing challenges in delivering support to the besieged and bombarded enclave.
Israel’s offensive has displaced 85 % of the inhabitants. About 1.3 million persons are crammed into UN services there, exceeding their capability 4 occasions over. These services have additionally been frequent targets of Israeli assaults.
Moreover, the killings of humanitarian support staff in air strikes additional complicate the disaster.
This case raises issues concerning the UN’s capability to function in Gaza successfully.
Martin Griffiths, the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency aid coordinator, offers insights on these points as he talks to Al Jazeera.