Oxfam reaction to the IPC food security figures for Gaza
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In reaction to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report published today on Gaza, Aleema Shivji, Oxfam’s acting Chief Executive, said:
“Gaza’s shocking descent into starvation was so predictable as to be premeditated; an ongoing war crime by the Government of Israel.
“This is irrefutable proof that Israel’s attacks have decimated Gaza’s already fragile food system so catastrophically that most people are no longer able to feed themselves and their families. People are being starved in Gaza. Unless there is an immediate ceasefire and a massive scale-up of humanitarian aid, Gaza risks being pushed into a famine.
“While the UK abstains and dithers at the UN Security Council, people in Gaza are starving. Those within the international community who have refused to rein in Israel’s military machine and its collective punishment of Palestinians in Gaza today stand shamed and complicit – this scandal is on your watch.”
Notes to Editor
- Starvation as a weapon of war being used against Gaza civilians, Oxfam press release, 25 Oct 2023
- IPC Gaza report HERE https://www.ipcinfo.org/ipcinfo-website/alerts-archive/issue-94/en/
- The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is an innovative multi-partner initiative of 19 organisations – including Oxfam - and intergovernmental institutions. The IPC initiative provides food security and nutrition analysis to inform decision-making.
- The IPC assessment was done between 24 November and 4 December. The figures are likely an underestimate of the situation now.