Joseph Cornelius Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis’ representative in Jerusalem
Access is one word which makes an extraordinary difference for everyone’s life in Gaza.
It also impacts on those outside Gaza seeking to provide emergency assistance to the 1.5 million Palestinian people packed into that densely populated sliver of land that is the Gaza Strip.
“Access” sprang from the international headlines in the first weeks of this month. Without access there is little the local or international community can do to breath basic life back into an oppressed community. Simple things such as access can and will save lives.