23 July 2014 | Emilie Arnaud

Oral Statement by IDMC to the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council, 23th July 2014: Situation in Gaza

With 44% of the Strip declared a no go zone by Israel, with no possibility to flee to Egypt, Israel, or even the West Bank, the fundamental right to freedom of movement has been drastically reduced in the open air prison that is the Gaza Strip. The people of Gaza are being denied their most basic human rights that relate to displaced people, which recalls that “every internally displaced person has the right to liberty of movement and […] to seek safety in another part of the country […] or to leave their country.” However, in Gaza, internally displaced cannot answer the agonizing question: where can I find safety?...

 

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