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  HE the GCC, During his Meeting with Mr. Martin Griffiths, Affirms that the Humanitarian Situation in Gaza is Tragic and Requires Urgent Relief Assistance from all Countries and Organisations to Alleviate the Suffering of the People in the Strip

General Secretariat – Geneva
His Excellency Mr. Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), emphasised that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is dire and urgently requires relief assistance as well as significant support from all countries and organisations to alleviate the suffering of the people in the Strip. This came during his meeting with Mr. Martin Griffiths, the United Nations' Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, on Monday, November 27, 2023, at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva.

During the meeting, they discussed the critical situation in the Gaza Strip and the urgent need to increase humanitarian aid and support for the Palestinian people.

Moreover, His Excellency the Secretary General reiterated the firm commitment of the GCC countries to exert every effort to alleviate the suffering in Gaza. He stressed the immediate need to enhance humanitarian assistance and support, emphasising the importance of adhering to international humanitarian standards and the accountability for all violations committed in this crisis, as well as recognising the serious repercussions it has had on all aspects of life in the Gaza Strip.

In turn, Mr. Martin Griffiths expressed his gratitude for the swift response of the GCC countries in providing humanitarian and relief assistance and facilitating the necessary air bridges. He also praised their ongoing readiness to support all humanitarian efforts in the Gaza Strip, underscoring the significance of joint international efforts to address the complex challenges faced by the people of Gaza. 

Meanwhile, both parties welcomed the humanitarian ceasefire achieved through the considerable and appreciated efforts of the State of Qatar, the Arab Republic of Egypt, and the United States of America. They expressed their hope that this step would lead towards a sustainable cessation of hostilities and the final resolution of the crisis