Washington D.C., May 8, 2019 / 09:55 am
Although a ceasefire has calmed a violent situation in Gaza, one Catholic aid agency warned that the people living there remain extremely vulnerable due to drastic cuts in U.S. humanitarian assistance.
"Gaza is on the edge of a complete economic collapse," said Hilary DuBose, country representative for Catholic Relief Services in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza.
"Any additional pressure could be disastrous for the people who live there, and restoration of humanitarian aid is urgently needed," she said.
A ceasefire called on Monday brought an end to a particularly violent weekend in Gaza, during which about 30 people were killed. Some 700 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel over the weekend.