Red Cross Executive Director: “What I saw in Rafah’s crossing made me feel ill.”

19 Oct
7:50 PM

The Executive Director of the  International Committee of the Red Cross  (ICRC) in Gaza  confirmed, on Wednesday, that the Rafah border crossing suffers from the lack of basic humanitarian conditions.

It was stated, according to Al Ray, in a press conference following an inspection tour in the terminal, ” I came, this morning, to Rafah, to check the performance and the effects of closing the sole … crossing to the world, at Gaza. And, what I saw there made me feel ill.” 


He added, ” I met some patient cases waiting for years to travel. Also, students who are stuck because they can’t leave the Gaza Strip, despite having the necessary documents to join their universities, so they may lose their chance to complete their study.”

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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