Date: 15 July 2008
Director of PCHR Meets with British Political Consul and OCHA Delegation
On Tuesday, 15 July 2008, Mr. Raji Sourani, Director of PCHR, met with Mr. Chris Merritt, British HM Consul (Political), at PCHR’s office in Gaza City. During the meeting, Mr. Sourani briefed Mr. Merritt on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, especially in the Gaza Strip, focusing on the living conditions and suffering of the civilian population due to the Israeli denial of their human rights which are ensured by the international law and international humanitarian law.
On Sunday, 13 July 2008, Mr. Sourani received at PCHR’s office in Gaza a delegation from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) comprised of: Mr. Carlos Monteiro-Pereira, Chief of Americans and the Caribbean, Central Asia and Middle East Section, Coordination and Response Division, OCHA; Ms. Aurelien Buffler, Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Coordination and Response Division, OCHA; and Mr. Hamada al-Bayari, Director Gaza Offices, OCHA. Mr. Sourani briefed the delegation on the human rights situation in the OPT, especially in the Gaza Strip, and stressed the importance of continuous coordination and cooperation between PCHR and OCHA’s office. He further highly appreciated OCHA’s efforts in the OPT.