Humanitarian organizations push for ceasefire in Gaza amid “horrifying” civilian casualties

More than 9,200 Gazans and 1,400 Israelis have been killed since Oct. 7.

Why It Matters

The Canadian government has announced millions in humanitarian aid for Gaza, Israel and the West Bank, but without a ceasefire, aid agencies won’t be able to deliver it.

Humanitarian aid agencies are calling on the Canadian government to push for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, where nearly 9,300 people, including more than 3,700 children, have been killed by Israeli airstrikes in recent weeks. Humanitarian Coalition, whose members include Oxfam Canada, Save the Children Canada, World Vision Canada, Islamic Relief and others, described the bombardment of civilians as “horrifying.” “The taking of hostages, civilian hostages in particular and especially children … has to be denounced,” said Humanitarian Coalition’s executive director, Richard Morgan.

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