Protection of Health Workers in Gaza

No health workers or aid workers anywhere should be at risk of violence. The UK Government continually monitors the humanitarian situation in Gaza and is aware of the significant strain on the health sector and health workers. I am glad the UK Government is raising concerns about the excessive volume of live fire that Israel has used to respond to protests, including against medics, and has stressed to Israel the importance of protecting civilians, especially children and those delivering medical services. I also welcome the announcement that the UK Government will be providing £2 million to the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) Appeal to contribute to the delivery of urgently needed surgical equipment, medicines, wound dressing kits, prosthetic limbs and post-surgery physiotherapy.