Israel halts visas for humanitarian workers in Palestinian territories

The Guardian February 29, 2024, 07:01 AM UTC

Summary: Israel has halted visas for international humanitarian workers in occupied Palestinian territories, affecting aid delivery to Gaza. Dozens of workers have left or risk deportation. Emergency response teams are particularly affected. The visa block is unprecedented, affecting over 150 jobs. UN aid workers also face restrictions. Without action, all foreign humanitarian workers will have to leave by autumn. The UK has called for visa renewals. UNRWA is unable to deliver aid to northern Gaza.

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