PARIS- Over 50 countries and international organizations are meeting in Paris on Thursday to discuss how to provide aid to civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip during the Israeli ruthless shelling.
Opening the conference, French President Emmanuel Macron urged for a quick humanitarian pause, adding that countries must work toward a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
“Civilians must be protected, that’s indispensable and non-negotiable and is an immediate necessity,” Macron said.
The conference, which will include proposals for a humanitarian maritime corridor and floating field hospitals, comes ahead of the annual Paris Peace Forum on November 10-11.
“The idea is to go around all the major donors and speed up aid to Gaza,” France’s Foreign Ministry said last week, adding that there would be sections on donations of goods such as food, fuel and medical supplies, financial support and humanitarian access.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed Egypt’s delegation participating in the event on behalf of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
Shoukry’s word will tackle the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and the Egyptian efforts to handle the situation in addition to necessitating international efforts to present humanitarian aid supplies to Gaza.