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  • 09:45 - 31 March 2020

Belgian NGOs call for helping Gaza against Corona pandemic crisis

BRUSSELS, (Drah)--

In solidarity with the Palestinian people against the current Corona pandemic crisis, Belgian NGOs conducted a humanitarian campaign through which they urged the Belgian government to supply Gaza with “respiratory devices, intensive care beds, diagnosis test kits, and all equipment used to reduce the risk of infection.”

The Belgian NGOs also called for ensuring that Gaza has its electricity needs fully and allowing entry of food supplies and foreign medical crews to Gaza to help the local authorities in its efforts to confront the crisis.

“Belgium is more obliged than ever to demand that the illegal blockade imposed by Israel on Gaza be lifted,” the NGOs asserted in a letter sent to the Belgian government.

They also urged the international community to increase humanitarian assistance for the coastal enclave during the current health crisis.

More than two million people live in the Gaza Strip under inhuman siege imposed by Israeli occupation for more than 14 years ago.

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