The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Mirjana Spoljaric Egger yesterday.  Secretary Blinken emphasized the importance of ICRC’s humanitarian response to the conflict in Gaza.  The Secretary and ICRC President also discussed efforts to strengthen civilian protections and expand the flow of humanitarian assistance throughout Gaza.  The Secretary reiterated the call for the immediate release of all hostages and highlighted the need for the ICRC to be granted access to the remaining hostages.  The Secretary thanked ICRC for delivering life-saving assistance and protection for civilians.

U.S. Department of State

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