Relief Effort (Gaza)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 3rd September 2014.

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Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff Conservative, Mid Worcestershire 11:30 am, 3rd September 2014

My right hon. Friend has rightly highlighted that even before the latest Israeli action the people of Gaza faced a pressing humanitarian crisis, caused, for example, by the salination of the aquifer, with all drinking water becoming undrinkable quite soon afterwards. Is there anything that his Department can do now of a practical nature, not dependent on the peace process, to improve the longer-term situation in Gaza?