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Gaza: Medical Equipment

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL4480, tabled on 29 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that medical equipment intended for the care of cancer patients in Gaza is being held in Egypt; and what steps they are taking to secure the release to Gaza of any such medical equipment.

Answered on

13 December 2021

The UK continues to monitor the ongoing humanitarian situation in Gaza. We urge access into and out of Gaza, in accordance with International Humanitarian Law, for humanitarian actors, reconstruction materials and those, including Palestinians, travelling for medical purposes. We continue to urge the Egyptian authorities to show maximum flexibility in maintaining access through the Rafah crossing. The critically ill in Gaza should be able to access the urgent medical care they need.