Belgian non-governmental organizations have made an appeal to end the blockade on the Gaza Strip as the coronavirus pandemic keeps spreading across the world, urging their government to take urgent action in this regard.
“Belgium is more obliged than ever to demand that the illegal blockade imposed by Israel on Gaza be lifted,” the NGOs said in a letter sent to the Belgian government.
They called for making immediate efforts to supply Gaza with “respiratory devices, intensive care beds, diagnosis test kits, and all equipment used to reduce the risk of infection.”
The Belgian organizations also called for ensuring that Gaza has its electricity needs fully and allowing entry of food supplies and foreign medical workers to Gaza to help the local authorities in its efforts to confront the crisis.
They also urged the international community to increase humanitarian assistance for the coastal enclave during the current health crisis.