Israel tells ‘everyone in Gaza City’ to leave

The Israeli military has instructed all residents of Gaza City to move southwards to the central Gaza Strip due to intensified operations in the north.

Aircraft dropped leaflets describing the populated area in the blockaded Palestinian enclave as a “dangerous combat zone” 1.

This evacuation order is the second time since the war began that Gaza City as a whole has been asked to evacuate. Some residents have complied, while others remain unwilling to leave, despite the risks.

The situation remains deeply concerning, and the UN has expressed its worry about the evacuation orders.

Are there any humanitarian efforts to help people in Gaza?

Yes, there are several humanitarian organizations working to provide aid and support to the people in Gaza. Some of these include:

  1. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA): UNRWA provides essential services such as education, healthcare, and food assistance to Palestinian refugees in Gaza.
  2. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): The ICRC works to protect and assist civilians affected by armed conflict, including those in Gaza. They provide medical supplies, support hospitals, and facilitate family reunification.
  3. World Food Programme (WFP): WFP delivers food assistance to vulnerable populations in Gaza, ensuring access to nutritious meals.
  4. Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF): MSF operates medical clinics and provides emergency medical care to those affected by violence and conflict.
  5. Human Rights Watch (HRW): HRW documents human rights abuses and advocates for accountability and justice in conflict-affected areas, including Gaza.

These organizations face significant challenges due to the ongoing conflict, but their efforts are crucial in providing much-needed assistance to the people of Gaza.