International organizations: We have not witnessed a crisis like Gaza

We are no strangers to human suffering, conflicts and natural disasters. We were there when fighting broke out in Khartoum, Sudan, and we attended the bombs falling on Ukraine, and when earthquakes struck southern Turkey and northern Syria we were there, and before that we were present when the Horn of Africa faced the worst drought in years, and the list goes on. .

With this introduction, The New York Times opened an article by a group of international figures involved in humanitarian work for ages, in which they expressed what is happening in Gaza. They are Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE in the United States, Tejada Dwayne McKenna, CEO of Mercy Corps, and Jan Egeland, Secretary-General. For the Norwegian Refugee Council, Abby Maxman, President and CEO of Oxfam America, Jeremy Konyndyk, President of the International High Commissioner for Refugees, and Ganti Soeripto, President and CEO of Save the Children USA.

“As leaders of some of the largest international humanitarian organizations in the world, we have never seen anything like the blockade of Gaza,” these men and women say in their article in the newspaper.

In more than two months since the attack that killed 1,200 people in Israel, managers say about 18,000 Gazans have been killed, including more than 7,500 children, meaning the largest number of children killed in this conflict compared to all major global conflicts combined last year.

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