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5 UN agencies: The situation in Gaza is “catastrophic”


Five United Nations agencies have warned that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip has become catastrophic, stressing that hospitals are overwhelmed with the wounded, and that children are “dying at an alarming rate.”

The five agencies – the World Health Organization, the World Food Programme, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Population Fund – said in a statement that the humanitarian situation in Gaza was miserable before the conflict that broke out following the attacks on the 7th of the month. The current attack by Hamas on Israel.

“Today is a catastrophic day,” she added, calling on the international community to do more to help the people of Gaza.

Yesterday, the first humanitarian aid convoy entered the besieged Strip since 2007, including 20 trucks coming from Egypt through the Rafah crossing. However, this number is very limited for the United Nations, which wants 100 trucks to enter daily to provide relief to 2.4 million people, the residents of Gaza who are deprived of everything. something.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday, during the “peace summit” in Cairo, that the people of Gaza need much more. It is necessary to deliver assistance in large quantities.

The five UN agencies confirmed that children are dying at an alarming rate, and are deprived of their right to protection, food, water and medical care.

She added that hospitals are crowded with wounded. Civilians face greater difficulty accessing basic foodstuffs.

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