The people of the Gaza Strip are dying at the hands of Israeli occupation forces (IOF) under the world’s watch in an unprecedented catastrophe, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) warned in an X post.
An unprecedented catastrophe is unfolding before our eyes. Each hour is more desperate, the X post reads.
People are dying at the world’s watch, it added.
As of Jan. 30, 18 countries and the European Union decided to suspend their funding for UNRWA in clear pro-Israel bias in its war on the people of the Gaza Strip.
UNRWA was established by UN General Assembly resolution 302 (IV) of 8 December 1949 “to carry out direct relief and works programmes” for Palestine refugees in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.
Since October 7, the Israeli occupation army has waged a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which has left an enormous humanitarian catastrophe and a major health and environmental disaster.
The Israeli occupation destroyed the only supplies of fuel, electricity, water, and food for the people of the Gaza Strip at the start of the conflict by bombing bakeries, factories, stores, water stations, tanks, and other infrastructure.
The Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip constitutes a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and human rights, as it exposes the civilians’ lives to extreme danger and causes them great suffering, which requires urgent and decisive international intervention to stop the aggression and protect civilians in the Gaza Strip.