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Press Briefing on the outcomes of the Humanitarian Conference for Gaza 11 June - 6:30 pm

Aid agencies to brief press on reaction to the Humanitarian Conference for Gaza

International aid organisations will brief the press on the outcomes of the Humanitarian Conference for Gaza, held in Jordan on Tuesday, 11th June, and on the ongoing humanitarian suffering in the Gaza Strip.

The INGOs present: Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion - HI), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), CARE, Oxfam, ActionAid.

The press conference will take place on Teams (English only),
June 11 2024 at 7:30 pm Amman time - 6:30 pm Berlin time
To join the online web conference
Meeting ID: 374 920 865 464 / Password: 7aydPB

The media briefing will take place online and will:
•    Share perspectives on the outcomes of the conference;
•    Provide insights into the catastrophic situation for civilians in the Gaza Strip;
•    Outline the obstacles faced by organisations delivering humanitarian aid;
•    Reiterate the absolute urgency of allowing and increasing humanitarian assistance;
•    Emphasise the criticality of action from UN Member States to impose a permanent ceasefire and unimpeded humanitarian access across Gaza.

•    Florence Daunis, HI, Vice Global Managing Director and Deputy CEO
•    Federico Dessi, HI, Regional Director for the Middle East
•    Samah Hadid, Regional Head of Advocacy, Norwegian Refugee Council
•    Suze van Meegen, Head of Operations, Norwegian Refugee Council
•    Sally Abi Khalil, Regional Director (MENA), Oxfam
For the Q&A session:
•    Jamil Sawalmeh, Country Director | Palestinian Territory, ActionAid
•    Hiba Alhejazi, Regional Advocacy Advisor, CARE

Event background:
On June 11th 2024, Heads of State and Governments, and global leaders of NGOs, United Nations Agencies, and other humanitarian agencies will gather in Jordan for the Humanitarian Conference for Gaza.
The “Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza” Conference, recalling the existing humanitarian response and work done to further Security Council Resolution 2720 (2023) to streamline and expedite the process of assisting, will identify ways to strengthen the response to the humanitarian catastrophe, outline measures and procedures to deliver all necessary aid to Gaza,
identify the operational and logistical needs and the types of support necessary in that regard,
discuss preparations for early recovery and the coordination of the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

For any further information please contact Gilles Lordet, communication officer Handicap International: [email protected] 

For interviews with Florence Daunis and Federico Dessi please contact Huberta von Roedern, communications HI-Gemany, [email protected]