In a display of profound solidarity with the people of Palestine, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has decided thatThe Maldives government will send 2 million cans of tuna to provide vital assistance to the Palestinian people during their time of crisis.
The decision to send this substantial donation comes as a response to the pressing need for humanitarian support in Palestine, a region that has been grappling with a prolonged period of conflict and instability. The aid package is intended to address the immediate needs of the Palestinian population, who have endured significant hardship in recent times.
In a post at x, Foreign Minister Shahid emphasized that this donation symbolises the Maldives' unwavering support and solidarity with the Palestinian people during this crisis. The government and citizens of the Maldives remain committed to standing by their Palestinian brothers and sisters during these trying times.
The announcement coincides with the tragic situation unfolding in the Gaza Strip, where Israel's military actions have resulted in a distressing loss of life and countless injuries. Since the commencement of the conflict on the 7th of this month, the number of casualties has risen to an alarming 5,791, including 2,360 children, 1,292 women, and 16,297 wounded. This devastating toll underscores the dire humanitarian crisis in the region, further motivating international efforts to provide assistance.
Minister Shahid also emphasized on that The Government and the People of Maldives will always stand with the people of Palestine, in their struggle to achieve self-determination and lasting peace.
The Maldivian government also, in collaboration with several other countries, has taken a proactive step to address the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza. They have formally requested the President of the United Nations General Assembly in accordance with the "Uniting for Peace" resolution to convene a special session dedicated to the escalating conflict in the region. The decision comes in response to the relentless aggression that has unfolded over the past two weeks.