Issue Brief on “Gaza – Land of Humanitarian Apocalypse”


The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is deeply rooted in the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict, characterized by a denial of right to self-determination, territorial disputes, historical grievances, and geopolitical complexities. Gaza has been under an Israeli blockade since 2007 when Hamas took control of the territory. The blockade severely restricts the movement of goods and people, contributing to economic decline and human suffering. The ongoing crisis in Gaza is marked by a complex web of humanitarian crises on multiple levels with no solution in sight. The brutalities carried out by the Israeli forces and the response by the international community has left the world divided.


After the failure of multiple resolutions, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution-2712 (2023) proposed by Malta on November 15, 2023, urgently urging the implementation of prolonged humanitarian pauses and the establishment of corridors spanning the entirety of the Gaza Strip. The resolution will facilitate the unimpeded delivery of aid and the prompt evacuation of individuals requiring medical assistance. This action came in response to four previous unsuccessful attempts to address the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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