UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed Wednesday that more than 2 million Palestinians can not get sufficient aid in the Gaza Strip as he demanded a full cease-fire.
“The level of aid to Palestinians in Gaza remains completely inadequate to meet the huge needs of more than two million people, and although the total volume of fuel allowed into Gaza has also increased, it remains utterly insufficient to sustain basic operations,” Guterres told UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East.
“Civilians in Gaza need a continuous flow of life-saving humanitarian aid and fuel into and across the area. Safe and unimpeded humanitarian access to all those in need is critical,” he stated.
“Intense negotiations are taking place to prolong the truce — which we strongly welcome — but we believe we need a true humanitarian cease-fire,” said Guterres.