Skip to content

Aid groups call for humanitarian corridor and respect for rules of war

Officials say civilians' basic needs and protections must be upheld in accord with international humanitarian law.

Internally displaced people sheltering in an UNRWA Gaza. (AN/Adham El Baba/OCHA)

With Gaza under siege by Israeli armed forces after Hamas’ deadly surprise incursion into Israel, international aid organizations trying to help the innocents caught up in the fighting are urgently appealing for a humanitarian corridor in Gaza and adherence to international law.

Israel advised the 1.1 million people living in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday to move south within the next 24 hours "for their own safety" before air strikes begin. Hamas urged people to stay and called the evacuation order “psychological war.”

This article is for paying subscribers only

Join now

Already have an account? Log in