The Red Cross president recently traveled to Qatar to meet with Ismaïl Haniyeh, head of the Hamas political bureau, in an effort to advance humanitarian issues related to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza. This visit took place as Qatar continues its mediation efforts for the release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza, with hopes for a breakthrough on the horizon.
The Red Cross is committed to holding direct discussions with all parties involved in the conflict in order to improve respect for international humanitarian law. In addition, the organization is seeking permission to visit hostages in Gaza and provide necessary medical care.
The ongoing conflict has resulted in significant loss of life and hostages being taken in Gaza, leading to retaliatory attacks from Israel. As a result, the Red Cross is actively working to address the humanitarian impact of this conflict and ensure the safety and well-being of those affected.