WHO Emergency EB on Gaza - PSI statement

10 December 2023

PSI affiliates represent health workers in Gaza where hundreds of them have died so far. Their leader is sheltering with his family in a church that is being bombed and is without water, food, medication and reliable communication. They have asked us to urge Member States to urgently:

  1. Ensure an immediate ceasefire and work to stop the war.

  2. Restore health sector infrastructure

  3. Provide modern equipment and assistance to extract the dead and injured from the rubble.

  4. Allow field hospitals and humanitarian aid to enter Gaza.

  5. Facilitate the return of the displaced to their homes.

  6. Send international missions to assess and meet health needs.

Palestinians have a right to live and work in safety. We urge you to heed their call.