Extended humanitarian pause must become a full cease-fire
Responding to news of an extension to the pause, Plan International UK Director of Influencing and Youth Engagement, Kathleen Spencer Chapman said:
“The announcement of an extended two-day pause to the conflict in Gaza and the release of more hostages is another positive step.
“However, only a full and immediate ceasefire will stop children being killed and enable the scale of life-saving aid and supplies - such as desperately needed clean water, food, fuel and medicines – needed to be distributed across Gaza.
“A pause only offers children and families a temporary reprieve from the violence. We cannot allow children to return to the daily death and destruction they have been subjected to since 7 October.
“That’s why we continue to call on the UK Government and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to back a full ceasefire now and not just a pause.”
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