The Red Cross recently sent their president to Qatar to meet with Ismaïl Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas political bureau. The goal of this visit was to advance humanitarian issues related to the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza.
The trip took place at a time when Qatar is actively mediating for the release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza. There is hope that an agreement will be reached soon, leading to an end to the violence and suffering in the region.
As part of this effort, the Red Cross is seeking permission to visit the hostages in Gaza. They want to ensure their well-being and provide any necessary medical care. This is just one example of how the organization is working hard to address the humanitarian impact of this conflict and ensure that those affected are safe and healthy.
The ongoing conflict has had a significant impact on both Israelis and Palestinians living in Gaza, including taking hostages as retaliatory attacks from Israel continue. Despite these challenges, the Red Cross remains committed to working towards peace and stability in the region.