King Abdullah II opened the Emergency Humanitarian Response Conference in Gaza, declaring that humanity was at a critical juncture. The king emphasized that the collective conscience was tested by the ongoing catastrophe in Gaza.

The conference took place at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center on the Dead Sea, attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and UN Humanitarian Coordinator Martin Griffiths, among other leaders and heads of humanitarian organizations. They aimed to strengthen the international community’s response to the Gaza crisis.

The morning session featured three working groups focused on delivering humanitarian assistance, overcoming delivery challenges and setting priorities for early recovery.

In the evening, King Abdullah II delivered Jordan’s speech, followed by speeches by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, UN Secretary General António Guterres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The conference discussed preparations for an early recovery, seeking commitments for a coordinated response to the humanitarian situation in Gaza. This high-level meeting aimed to agree on practical measures to address immediate needs. The conference concluded with a joint press conference with the Foreign Ministers of Jordan and Egypt.