A quarter of Gaza's population suffers from famine

United Nations, March 2 (Prensa Latina) The growing food crisis in Gaza has led to the famine of a quarter of the Palestinian population in the Strip, and today the food insecurity is hopelessly insecure, the World Health Organization has confirmed.

On Friday, the United Nations health agency reported that 10 children had died due to malnutrition and dehydration, which reflects repeated warnings from humanitarian organizations about the difficult food situation in this Palestinian enclave.

WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said this was a “very sad sign and, unfortunately, the unofficial numbers are expected to be higher.”

Press reports stated that the ten children died in Kamal Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza, and in Al-Shifa Hospital in the city of that Strip.

For his part, spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Jens Laerke, explained that although the official declaration of famine relies on complex technical criteria, the situation in Gaza is rapidly deteriorating. He meant that once a famine is recognized, it is too late for many people, recalling that half a million people are already suffering from famine, there is no commercial flow of food, and trucks loaded with humanitarian aid arrive by train and pick up many more people. Difficulties moving around once inside.

People are so desperate for food, fresh water, and any supplies that they would risk their lives to get any food, any supplies for their children, or for themselves, as Lindmeier condemned as a representative of the World Health Organization.

“Food and supplies are so scarce that we are seeing these situations arise. The food supply has been deliberately cut off. Let’s not forget this.”

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