Statement on behalf of IDRF on the Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Oct 10, 2023

The escalating situation in Gaza is a pressing concern, highlighting the vulnerability of countless civilians, including women, children, and the elderly. The surge in violence underscores the immediate need to cease hostilities and prioritize the safety and well-being of all civilians. IDRF calls for an immediate end to the escalating violence against civilians in both Gaza and Israel.


Thus far, there have been over 1,700 lives lost and thousands injured, which continue to rise as each day passes.


International humanitarian principles emphasize the importance of safeguarding civilians at all times. The attacks on civilian infrastructure, such as health facilities and residential areas, are deeply distressing. Protecting these vital areas and their inhabitants is of the utmost importance.


Further exacerbating the situation is the restriction on essential supplies to Gaza. Given the region’s pre-existing humanitarian challenges, any limitations on basic necessities can have devastating effects. Immediate access to medical equipment, food, fuel, and other vital supplies is crucial for the people of Gaza.


On behalf of IDRF, we call upon all parties involved to allow unrestricted access to provide much-needed assistance to humanitarian organizations. We also urge the international community to rally together and offer tangible support to alleviate the suffering of those affected. 

Every individual embroiled in this violence has hopes, dreams, and families. The sanctity of human life must remain at the forefront of our concerns.

IDRF remains unwavering in its commitment to humanitarian causes in these tumultuous times. We fervently appeal to all involved to put humanity first, emphasizing peace, understanding, and compassion.