The 34 countries of the WHO executive council adopted a resolution calling for the ‘immediate, continuous and unrestricted delivery of humanitarian aid’
The executive council of the World Health Organization (WHO) approved by consensus a resolution to combat the worsening health situation in the Gaza Strip, a territory hit by the war between Israel and Hamas.
After the UN Security Council refused to call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, following a US veto, the 34 countries of the WHO executive council adopted a resolution calling for “immediate, continuous and obstacles” of humanitarian aid” to Gaza.
The resolution, proposed by Afghanistan, Morocco, Qatar and Yemen, calls for granting exit authorizations to patients, providing medicine and medical supplies for civilians, and making it easier for anyone deprived of liberty to have and medical care.
The resolution of the 34 member countries of the Executive Council expressed “serious concern” about the humanitarian situation and “widespread destruction”, and called for the protection of all civilians.
Although they accepted the resolution, some Western countries expressed reservations.
The representative of the United States stated that his country agreed not to oppose the consensus of the text but it has “important reservations” because it “regrets the lack of balance in the resolution.”
For Canada, it is a “compromise resolution” that must also criticize the role of Hamas in the conflict, the taking of hostages and “the use of human shields.”
Australia questioned that the resolution did not mention the bloody October 7 attacks by Hamas, which are “the cause of the current disastrous situation.”