The Red Cross president recently traveled to Qatar to meet with Ismaïl Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas political bureau. The purpose of this visit was to advance humanitarian issues related to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza. As Qatar continues to mediate for the release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza, hopes for an agreement are on the horizon.
The Red Cross is taking a proactive approach in addressing the humanitarian impact of this conflict by holding direct discussions with all parties involved. One of their main concerns is ensuring respect for international humanitarian law. In addition, they are seeking permission to visit the hostages in Gaza to ensure their well-being and provide necessary medical care.
The ongoing conflict has resulted in significant loss of life and hostages being taken in the Gaza Strip, leading to retaliatory attacks from Israel. The Red Cross is actively working to address these issues and ensure that those affected by this conflict are safe and have access to necessary medical care.