British organisation Refugee Action highlights inaction of Gaza neighbours to offer sanctuary, calling upon the UK government to welcome Gazan non-combatants to the UK amid the ongoing war wrought by HAMAS’s attack on Israel on October 7.

The charity’s website says, “Neighbouring countries are blocking access to their territory and looking at European leaders to offer sanctuary.”

Whether or not neighbouring countries have been vocal about looking to Europe for help, there has certainly been none offering sanctuary, despite outcries of sympathy for the innocent Gazans of the situation.

Furthermore, it calls upon the UK government to be proactive in offering a solution:

“For those who want to or need to leave Gaza, we call on the UK Government to make sure safe routes for people to travel to the UK are immediately instated, including an ambitious and functioning resettlement scheme.”

These are not the first calls from UK shores urging the government to offer a refugee action plan for Gazan non-combatants. As GazaPassage previously reported, Scotland’s First Minister Yousaf Hamza has done likewise.

Republican presidential candidate, Nikki Haley, speaking out on behalf of Gazan civilians last week said, “Where are the Arab countries? Where are they? Where is Qatar? Where is Lebanon? Where is Jordan? Where is Egypt? Do you know we give Egypt over a billion dollars a year? Why aren’t they opening the gates? Why aren’t they taking the Palestinians?

“You know why? Because they know they can’t vet them, and they don’t want Hamas in their neighborhood,” stressing that it was not for the US to step in and take refugees.

GazaPassage is working to ensure nations like Egypt and other nations around the world help non-combatants leave Gaza for humanitarian purposes.

“I’ve always said we shouldn’t take any Gazan refugees into the U.S,” Haley said, during an interview with Fox News.