As conflict rages with the Israel-Hamas war, the growing crisis is straining an already overwhelmed global humanitarian system. In this Q+A, humanitarian health expert Paul Spiegel discusses the immediate health concerns for civilians in the Gaza Strip, the humanitarian response, and opportunities to stay informed and to advocate for humanitarian principles and international humanitarian law.

Spiegel is the director of the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins University and a professor of international health and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.