Recently, the president of the Red Cross made a trip to Qatar to meet with Ismaïl Haniyeh, head of the Hamas political bureau. The goal of this visit was to discuss humanitarian issues related to the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza, and to advance efforts to respect international humanitarian law.
This meeting took place as Qatar continues its role as a mediator in efforts to secure the release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza. With hopes for an agreement on the horizon, the Red Cross is working closely with all parties involved in the conflict to ensure that respect for international humanitarian law is upheld.
In addition to seeking permission to visit hostages in Gaza and provide medical care, the Red Cross is also actively working to address the humanitarian impact of this ongoing conflict. The organization has been providing aid and support to those affected by the conflict, including those who have lost their lives or been displaced from their homes.
The president’s visit highlights the importance of direct communication between all parties involved in any conflict, particularly when it comes to addressing humanitarian issues. By working together, we can help ensure that those affected by conflicts are able to receive the support and assistance they need, no matter where they are located or what circumstances they face.