The level of human suffering in Gaza and across much of the region is now so appalling as almost to defy words. To live in Gaza, Syria, Iraq or Libya today is to endure the most nightmarish conditions. I was thoroughly dismayed that today’s truce between Hamas and Israel collapsed.
The UK is stepping up its humanitarian response to the Gaza crisis with an additional £3 million for the World Food Programme’s emergency appeal to help deal with food shortages, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.
This £3 million boost will provide emergency food for more than 300,000 people for one month.
This latest support from the UK brings to £10 million the amount released to help Gaza since the latest crisis began.
I know many local people want to donate considerable funds to support humanitarian assistance in Gaza. We are advised that the best way to give is through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. Members of the public can donate here.