RefugePoint mourns with all those who have lost loved ones during the Hamas attacks in Israel and Israel’s responses in Gaza. Our staff are heartbroken as we see violence carried out against Israeli and Palestinian civilians.
Civilians must never be targets in warfare. International humanitarian law calls for the protection of civilians and prisoners of war from physical danger and psychological harm during times of armed conflict. They must have access to food, shelter, and medical care and be treated humanely in all circumstances.
RefugePoint joins together with the international community in urgently calling for these safeguards. As an organization dedicated to lasting solutions for refugees, we stand in solidarity with those forced to flee their homes and all civilians’ right to live in security and with dignity.