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Gaza

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 14 July 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the latest report from the International Committee of the Red Cross on the situation in Gaza. [HL4693]

This short report from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provides a stark and honest account of the current situation in Gaza. The situation remains extremely serious, and although some basic humanitarian assistance is getting into Gaza, access constraints are severely impeding aid efforts and wider recovery. The UK continues to press the Israeli Government to provide full and unhindered access for humanitarian aid, aid workers, and the materials needed for reconstruction.