UN – Appointment of a humanitarian coordinator for Gaza (26 December 2023)


France welcomes the appointment of Sigrid Kaag as the UN’s Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator pursuant to resolution 2720, which was adopted by the UN Security Council on December 22. We offer her our best wishes for success and assure her of our full support as she carries out her tasks.

In accordance with resolution 2720, which emphasizes the pressing need to deliver more humanitarian relief to Gaza’s civilian populations, and in view of the tragic situation facing civilians in Gaza, France calls on Israel to facilitate the delivery of aid throughout the Gaza Strip and to take urgent measures to guarantee complete, safe, unhindered humanitarian access. France also reiterates its call for an immediate truce leading to a ceasefire.

France demands the immediate, unconditional release of all the hostages.