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Global Health Director: I was putting my children in a hideout during the war


WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for a ceasefire and “a real solution to the

Sat 27 Jan 2024 | 06:02 PM
Global Health Director: I was putting my children in a hideout during the war
Global Health Director: I was putting my children in a hideout during the war
By Amir Haggag

WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for a ceasefire and “a real solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” in an emotional appeal to the Executive Council of the United Nations organization in which he described the conditions in Gaza as “hellish.”

Ghebreyesus described the situation in Gaza, which is being subjected to an Israeli aggression in which more than 25,000 people have been martyred.

He said that he tasted war at a young age and hid with his children in a bunker during the bombing during the border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea between 1998 and 2000.

“I am a true believer, because of my own experience, that war does not bring a solution, but rather more war, more hatred, more suffering, more destruction,” he told the Executive Board of the World Health Organization in Geneva during a discussion on the health emergency in Gaza. So let's choose peace and solve this issue politically."

"I think you all said about the two-state solution and so on, and I hope that this war will end and move to a real solution," he added, before breaking down, describing the current situation as "defeating for words.

Global Health Director: I was putting my children in a hideout during the war
Global Health Director: I was putting my children in a hideout during the war