The families of Gaza need to be able to afford and have access to nutritious food for the sake of their children. Gaza’s health sector needs urgent help and investment. Infrastructure damage needs to be repaired. Hospitals and medical centres must be able to upgrade their equipment, supplies and essential drugs. Medical professionals must be supported in their efforts to prevent, detect and manage serious conditions and urgent improvements are needed particularly in the quality of antenatal, labour and delivery care.
New homes must be constructed – not only to replace those damaged and destroyed by conflict – but to accommodate the growing population. Gaza’s economy must be allowed to develop through unrestricted import and export. Each one of these issues must be addressed.And yet, none of these developments will be possible while Gaza’s borders are sealed. Until the blockade is lifted entirely, Gaza’s children will not have access to the basic goods and services that they need and is their right."