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Delivering Humanitarian Aid: The Israel Gaza War

“The most important thing is that civilians can be evacuated safely and get access to the vital essentials they need.”

BRITAIN must play a leading role in delivering humanitarian aid to the innocent victims of the escalating crisis in the Middle East, a leading expert has said.

Shameet Thakkar praised the Prime Minister’s response to the escalating situation, but warned more support will be needed in the days and weeks ahead.

Mr Thakkar, founder of Unimed Procurement Services, which partners with purpose-led organisations to source and deliver diagnostic equipment to countries in need, said: “It’s devastating to see innocent civilians dying as the result of a political conflict. It’s essential that both sides allow passage for other countries to supply humanitarian aid to those in need.

“To this point, we’re in full support of the World Health Organisations spokespersons recent comments that the delivery of aid to Gaza “must happen”. As the WHO has stated hospitals are overwhelmed, people cannot get treatment, children with burns have no pain relief – it’s absolutely critical”.

“This aligns with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s recent call to Israel and Egypt to open the Rafah border crossing to allow urgently needed humanitarian aid supplies to pass through.”

“The most important thing is that civilians can be evacuated to safety and get access to the vital essentials they need. We need to make sure everyone affected has appropriate access to housing, food, water, electricity and medical supplies.”

“The hospitals are in a mess right now and it’s important to think about the deeper consequences of not having access to vital resources, aside from the obvious issues. Lack of electricity can cause serious issues with vital medical supplies, just for example Insulin must be refrigerated to be preserved and no electricity means this is not possible, meaning those who need it to survive will not have it. This is just one example of many devastating issues caused by the lack of vital supplies that most people would not even consider.”

“The focus of every nation right now should be on getting vital humanitarian aid to the innocent civilians who are in desperate need.”

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