Islamic Relief reaction to ICJ ruling on the crisis in Gaza - Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief reaction to ICJ ruling on the crisis in Gaza

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va –  Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) has released the following statement:

Today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) clearly underlines the utter horror of what is being allowed to happen in Gaza right now, and the urgency of stopping it.  

We pray that world leaders are listening and will now finally act to save lives. Alongside the provisional measures that the ICJ ordered today, there must be an immediate ceasefire.  

There is not a moment to lose. The humanitarian situation in Gaza is absolutely catastrophic, with 1 in every 25 people now injured or killed and the death toll rising every day. Mass famine is looming, with hundreds of thousands of people facing starvation and children eating leaves to survive. Diseases are rapidly spreading as shelters are desperately overcrowded with hundreds of people sharing a single toilet and no clean water.   

People urgently need food, water, fuel, medicine and other essential supplies. The ruling’s requirement for aid to reach those who need it will only be possible with a ceasefire and an end to Israel’s siege.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Syed M. Hassan
mhassan@irusa.org  or
(571) 421-7032 (CELL)

 

 

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