Statement from IDRF on the IPC Report on Famine in Gaza

Mar 19, 2024

As an international humanitarian agency dedicated to saving lives and fostering resilience in communities worldwide, we at IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) are profoundly disturbed by the findings of the IPC (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification) report, which starkly highlights the impending famine in northern Gaza.

Today’s release of the IPC report serves as a gut-wrenching revelation, laying bare the dire humanitarian crisis gripping Gaza. It screams out for immediate action to confront the unimaginable suffering endured by the people of Gaza, who have been ensnared in a cycle of violence, economic destitution, and acute resource deprivation. The report paints a chilling portrait of over 1 million individuals in Gaza, especially those in the northern regions, teetering on the brink of famine, with children facing alarming rates of malnutrition.

For IDRF, this report strikes a deeply personal chord, as our dedicated staff and partners tirelessly operate on the ground within Gaza. They bear witness daily to the heart-wrenching realities of food insecurity and malnutrition plaguing families in Gaza. The findings of the IPC report serve as an urgent rallying cry, reinforcing the critical nature of our mission and the unwavering commitment to stand shoulder to shoulder with those in desperate need.

IDRF vehemently echoes the impassioned plea for intensified support and concerted action from the global community to avert an unconscionable humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza. It is imperative that all stakeholders unite in solidarity to ensure unimpeded access to life-saving resources, including food, water, medical aid, and basic necessities, particularly for the most vulnerable segments of Gaza’s population – its innocent children, women, and elderly.

We implore governments, humanitarian organizations, and compassionate individuals to mobilize resources with unparalleled urgency and extend unwavering assistance to the people of Gaza. Every passing moment is a precious opportunity to save lives and shield innocent souls from further anguish.

IDRF reaffirms its unwavering commitment and solidarity with the people of Gaza and Palestine during this critical time of need.

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