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Sun 25 Feb 2024 6:43 pm - Jerusalem Time

UN warnings regarding Gaza: water scarcity, the spread of diseases, and a malnutrition crisis

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) warned on Sunday of the scarcity of clean water, the accumulation of solid waste, the spread of diseases, and unsustainable health conditions in the Gaza Strip.


This came in a statement by the United Nations through its account on the “X” platform.

The UN agency indicated that it will continue “working to provide vital aid amid the catastrophic situation in the Gaza Strip.”


It stressed that "health conditions are not sustainable in the Strip."


Describing the catastrophic situation in Gaza, she said, "Shelters are severely overcrowded, clean water is scarce, solid waste is accumulating, and the spread of diseases is on the rise."


The World Food Organization warns of the growing malnutrition crisis

The World Food Program warned on Sunday of the growing malnutrition crisis in the Gaza Strip.

This came in a post by the United Nations World Food Programme, on its account on the “X” platform.


The UN program said, "The malnutrition crisis is increasing in the Gaza Strip in light of the state of emergency related to the threat of hunger."


WFP stressed that "recent data shows a rapid increase in the causes of acute malnutrition in the sector."


The United Nations organization noted that “data received from the northern Gaza Strip show that malnutrition among children has risen in just 4 months to emergency levels.”


Since October 7, 2023, Israel has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, leaving tens of thousands of victims, most of them children and women, according to Palestinian and UN data, which led to Israel appearing before the International Court of Justice on charges of committing “genocide.”

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