United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator calls for an end to Israeli restrictions on free movement of people and goods in the Gaza Strip

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. James W. Rawley today urged the Government of Israel to lift the long-term restrictions, including the blockade of Gaza in place since 20007. Seeking to highlight the particular impact of these restrictions on livelihoods, Mr Rawley led a visit of humanitarian agencies and international representatives to meet with Palestinian fishermen and farmers to learn first‐hand how they are affected and what can be done to address the challenges they face.

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