The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approved a resolution calling for “urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip
The affirmative vote came following four unsuccessful efforts to take action last month.
This came during the first UN Security Council meeting on the multi-faceted crisis and conflict centered on the Gaza Strip to take action.
The UN Security Council succeeded in finding unity, adopting a resolution on the Israel-Palestine crisis that began on 7 October, with 12 voting in favor, none against, and three abstentions (Russia, United Kingdom, United States), calling for “urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors” in Gaza for “a sufficient number of days” to allow full, rapid, safe and unhindered access for UN agencies and partners.
The resolution called for ensuring the entry of fuel as well among the items that must be allowed to be delivered “unhindered” into the Strip.
The Council called for ensuring immediate humanitarian access to the Strip by the terms of the resolution, which was drafted by Malta.
The Council called on all parties to refrain from depriving the civilian population in Gaza of basic services and aid indispensable to their survival, consistent with international humanitarian law.
It also called for the evacuation of the sick and injured in Gaza, particularly children, and to refrain from depriving the people in Gaza of basic services, which have been heavily restricted by Israel during the conflict.