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19 February 2009
OPT: AU Commission Expresses Concern
over Worsening Humanitarian Situation
The Commission of the African Union expressed concern about the worsening humanitarian situation in the Occupied Palestine Territory particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip and maintained its strong condemnation of the air raids and onslaughts on the Gaza Strip by Israel, which have resulted in the death of more than 1000 Palestinians, while more than 4000 have been injured, including innocent women and children.
The Commission stressed the urgency of continued efforts by the international community and relevant UN organs and specialized agencies to effectively address the humanitarian, socio-economic and security ramifications of the crisis which by all accounts has exacerbated the severe humanitarian crisis in the Occupied Palestine Territory and undermined international efforts towards achieving a just and lasting peace in the region.