Sat 15 Jun 2024 4:25 pm - Jerusalem Time

Announcing a shocking number of Palestinian children suffering from food shortages in Gaza

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed that about 3,000 children in Gaza suffer from malnutrition and face the risk of death due to being deprived of the necessary treatment as a result of the continued attack on Rafah.

“Horrific images from Gaza show children dying in front of their families due to continuing shortages of food and nutrition supplies and the destruction of health care services,” said UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Adele Khader.

She added: "With hospitals destroyed, treatment halted, and supplies scarce, we expect more children to suffer and die."

The United Nations World Food Program reported that 9 out of 10 children in the Gaza Strip suffer from severe food poverty.

The program explained in a series of publications on the “X” platform that “the hostilities and restrictions imposed on aid have caused the collapse of food and health systems.”

Data from the Ministry of Health in Gaza indicate that the health sector has collapsed, and what remains of it serves no more than 15% of those wounded and injured in military operations. It has become unable to serve those suffering from chronic diseases, and unable to treat epidemic diseases caused by overcrowding in health centers. Sheltering and destruction of the sewage system.

According to the data, the number of martyrs among health sector personnel in Gaza reached 500, hundreds were injured, more than 310 were arrested, while 9 hospitals remained partially operational out of 36 hospitals, and 130 ambulances were destroyed.

Since dawn on Saturday, 19 citizens were martyred and at least 50 others were injured in raids by Israeli occupation aircraft that targeted 3 homes in the Al-Shuja’iya and Al-Tuffah neighborhoods, east of Gaza City, while Israeli artillery intensified its bombardment of areas west of Rafah.

Israeli army forces have continued to attack the Gaza Strip by land, sea and air since October 7, 2023, killing more than 37,000 people and wounding more than 85,000 others, according to data from the Ministry of Health in Gaza.


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Announcing a shocking number of Palestinian children suffering from food shortages in Gaza