23 Nov 2023

WHO on temporary ceasefire in Gaza

From Morning Report, 6:14 am on 23 November 2023

While a temporary ceasefire has been negotiated in Gaza, there is no pause for the thousands of civilians facing dire humanitarian conditions in the enclave.

The Hamas-run Gaza health authorities have reported that of the over 14,000 Palestinians killed in Gaza since October 7th, 5,500 of them are children.

UN Foreign Affairs chief Josep Borell said that it was crucial to deliver enough humanitarian aid to allow the civilian population to survive in Gaza.

News of the temporary truce offers an opportunity to improve the plight of civilians who have been most affected by the war.

World Health Organisation's Dr Margaret Harris spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.