28 Feb 2024

Israel ‘denying aid to starving children’ says head of Norwegian Refugee Council

In Gaza, following the Hamas attack on October 7th, the Israeli response has been overwhelming.

Almost 30,000 people have died and over 70,000 injured according to the Hamas-led health ministry.

The UN says a quarter of Gazans are on the brink of famine and almost the entire population is reliant on inadequate humanitarian food assistance to survive.

We spoke to Jan Egeland, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council. He is in the southern city of Rafah where 1.4 million people have sought safety but fear there will be an Israeli ground offensive.