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2 Mln People in Gaza Face Food Insecurity


Fri 05 Jul 2024 | 11:45 AM
Israa Farhan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has raised alarms over the dire food security situation in Gaza, reporting that nearly two million Palestinians in the region are facing food insecurity.

On Tuesday, the WFP expressed its concerns, emphasizing that continuous conflict has severely hampered aid delivery operations, particularly through the Kerem Shalom crossing.

In a statement shared on platform X (formerly Twitter), the WFP highlighted the escalating crisis, showing food parcels being dispatched from the WFP warehouse in Abu Rawash, Giza Governorate, Egypt, to Gaza.

The United Nations has reported that nearly nine out of ten people in Gaza have been displaced at least once since the conflict began on October 7.

Andrea De Domenico, Director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territories, revealed that approximately 1.9 million people have been displaced within Gaza.

De Domenico stated that nine out of ten people in Gaza have been internally displaced at least once, if not up to ten times, since last October.

He noted that recent military operations in Rafah and northern Gaza have exacerbated the displacement crisis, forcing people to reset their lives amidst the turmoil continuously.

Due to a lack of fuel, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has issued a stark warning regarding the imminent shutdown of generators at Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis, the only operational hospital in southern Gaza.

The ministry's statement read that within a few hours, the generators at Nasser Medical Complex, the only major hospital in the south, will cease operation due to the lack of fuel.

The ministry also mentioned that some sections within the hospital have already been shut down. It called upon international humanitarian organizations to urgently provide the necessary fuel to keep the generators running.

Since the onset of the Israeli military operations in Gaza, the region has experienced a complete power outage, with fuel supplies running out and Israel cutting off power lines that supply various areas in the strip.

On Monday, medical teams evacuated Gaza European Hospital, moving patients and equipment to other locations, while displaced individuals dismantled their tents to relocate following Israeli military evacuation warnings.