FIGO President, Prof Anne-Beatrice Kihara, heeft commentaar gegeven op de huidige sitatie in Gaza en Israel. Ze benadrukt de noodzaak om de vijandigheden te staken en toegang tot zorg voor iedereen te waarborgen.
Onderstaand het statement:
All people have a right to life, health and dignity. The violence and conflict in Israel and Gaza exposes women, children, the elderly and other vulnerable groups to social, gender and reproductive injustices.
Violence, conflict and forced relocation pose extreme risks to all civilians – in particular pregnant women, women who have recently delivered, newborns and children. When planning and giving birth under such conditions, the risks of maternal and infant death or injury are dramatically exacerbated.
FIGO urgently calls on all involved to end hostilities, open humanitarian corridors, provide for basic needs (food, water, energy) and ensure access to and provision of health care to all those in need. It is crucial that international humanitarian laws are respected to ensure the safety, security and life of all.
– Prof Anne-Beatrice Kihara, FIGO President