Islamabad: Pakistan has announced sending humanitarian aid to Gaza.
According to a private TV channel’s report, the spokesperson of the Foreign Office stated that in view of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Pakistan has decided to send relief aid to the Palestinians.
As per the Foreign Office spokesperson, for the purpose of sending aid to Palestinians, contacts are being made with the Cairo government, the Red Crescent, and the United Nations agencies working under their mandate. To finalize the matter of sending aid, discussions are also underway with Pakistani missions abroad.
The Foreign Office spokesperson stressed that the oppressed people of Gaza are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, for which Pakistan has decided to send relief supplies.
It is noteworthy that the United Nations has also cautioned that due to the Israeli blockade, the issue of life and death has emerged for the people of Gaza because of the shortage of water. Over 2 million Palestinians have very limited access to clean water.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has stated that after Israel discontinued the supply of water, the people of Gaza are now facing a matter of life and death. Over 2 million individuals are at risk due to the scarcity of water.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini has emphasized the urgent need for fuel in Gaza so that water can be provided to over 2 million people. This crisis has persisted for more than a week, and Israel is not allowing humanitarian aid into Gaza. Clean water is running out in the Gaza Strip because water plants and government water lines have ceased functioning.
Lazzarini highlighted that Palestinians are now forced to use contaminated water sources, increasing the risk of various diseases. He stressed the immediate necessity of delivering fuel to Gaza to provide clean drinking water, as the only source of water for the people is through fuel. If this is not done, people will begin to die due to severe water scarcity, including children, the elderly, and women.