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Gaza Has Become 'Death Zone', Says WHO Chief

Thu 22 Feb 2024 | 02:55 PM
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Ahmed Emam

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus raised the alarm over the miserable health and humanitarian situation that prevails across Gaza with conditions continuing to deteriorate.

At a press briefing in Geneva, Tedros said: “Gaza has become a death zone."

He continued: “Much of the territory has been destroyed. More than 29,000 people are dead; many more are missing, presumed dead; and many, many more are injured,” he added.

Expressing deep concern that agencies such as the World Food Programme (WFP) are unable to access the north, Tedros said: “This figure will rise the longer the war goes on and supplies [are] interrupted.”

It's worth mentioning that WFP suspended its aid deliveries there due to a lack of security for both humanitarian personnel and those seeking assistance.