Jordan, Egypt, and UN Collaborate to Host International Conference on Gaza on June 11th

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Jordan, Egypt, and UN Collaborate to Host International Conference on Gaza on June 11th


Heads of state and government and heads of international humanitarian and relief organizations will attend the conference.

The gathering seeks to identify ways to bolster the international community’s response to the humanitarian catastrophe endured by some 2.3 million Palestinians across the Gaza Strip and secure a commitment for a collective coordinated response to address the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Get ready for an important event as Jordan partners up with Egypt and the UN to host an emergency international conference on June 11. The focus? Addressing the critical humanitarian needs in Gaza.

According to a report from the Jordanian News Agency Petra on Friday, the event will be a collaborative effort between Jordan, Egypt, and the United Nations.

The news agency reported that a conference has been scheduled at the request of Jordanian King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The conference also aims to determine effective measures and procedures and operational and logistical needs for addressing the Palestinian crisis, the news agency noted.

Since 7 October, the Israeli war on Gaza has killed over 36,280 Palestinians and wounded more than 80,000 others, mostly women and children.

The Israeli blockade on most food, water, and fuel supplies to the strip has created near-famine conditions there.

The ongoing Israeli ground assault on Rafah, where 1.3 million Palestinians had sought shelter from Israeli bombardment, has exacerbated humanitarian conditions.

UN officials say more than 800,000 people have fled Rafah.

In early May, Israel launched its assault on the Palestinian city of Rafah on Gaza’s southern edge, taking over the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt for the first time since Israel pulled out its soldiers and settlers from the strip in 2005.

Hence, no humanitarian aid to a population facing famine in Gaza has since entered through the Rafah crossing.