Today marks six months since the beginning of the October 7th War. Ever since, thousands of people have been killed and 75% of the population of Gaza, 1.7 million, are forcibly displaced in the strip.

According to the World Health Organization, the population faces a high risk of starvation and disease due to the extreme lack of food, drinking water, sanitation and access to healthcare. Many medical facilities, refugee camps, United Nations schools and installations where civilians sought shelter have been destroyed. Telecommunication infrastructure has also been damaged, limiting access to the Internet, phone lines and information.

The ongoing military air and land strikes, and aid restrictions drastically limit emergency relief efforts and the presence of humanitarian organizations. The unstable situation and targeting of aid trucks and practitioners make it extremely difficult and dangerous to carry out aid operations — both for the population and humanitarian workers.

With the collapse of the healthcare, telecommunication, education and humanitarian systems in Gaza, the situation is alarming more than ever before. The UN Security Council recently passed a resolution in favor of a ceasefire, which has not yet been implemented. The population desperately needs physical and mental support and an effective ceasefire.

TSF stands in solidarity with all people affected by this war and calls for an immediate and effective ceasefire, as well as guaranteed and secure access for all humanitarian organizations so that vital support can be delivered urgently.