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News article11 June 2024Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)1 min read

Commissioner Lenarčič visits Jordan to attend conference calling for urgent action on humanitarian response to Gaza

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Today, Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, attends the high-level conference in Jordan titled "Call for Action: 'Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza', co-chaired by His Majesty the King of Jordan, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, with the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres.

On this occasion, the commissioner issued a statement calling for an urgent ceasefire and humanitarian access to Gaza. 

This event brings together key actors involved in the response to the crisis in Gaza, including representatives and leaders from the region, the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies, to discuss pressing issues regarding the rapid deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza. 

The conference sessions will focus, among other things, on resolving issues related to the delivery of aid and humanitarian access to Gaza, the protection of civilians as well as early recovery priorities. The EU continues to work on all fronts to provide humanitarian aid. This includes the already announced €193 million in humanitarian funding for 2024 for Palestinians in need. 

The EU also organized 51 humanitarian bridges carrying more than 2,233 tonnes of humanitarian goods provided by humanitarian partners, EU-owned stocks and donations from Member States for the Palestinians. 

Furthermore, the EU continues to support the maritime corridor between Cyprus and Gaza.