Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

UNRWA: Only 8% of Gaza's Population Covered by Humanitarian Aid

Fri 26 Jan 2024 | 12:10 AM

Adnan Abu Hasna, the spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), has raised alarming concerns about the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. In a recent phone interview with journalist Iman El-Hossary on her program 'Evening DMC', aired on DMC channel, Abu Hasna revealed that the humanitarian aid currently entering the Gaza Strip is sufficient for only 8% of the Palestinian population's needs.

Abu Hasna emphasized the severity of the crisis, stating that thousands in Gaza are facing starvation. Despite UNRWA's efforts, including the successful delivery of seven convoys to northern Gaza over seven non-consecutive days, the situation remains critical. He highlighted a particularly distressing incident where Israeli forces shelled a group of Palestinians as they waited for humanitarian aid, exacerbating the already dire situation.

Abu Hasna pointed out that Israeli attempts to facilitate the entry of aid have not been positive, indicating a continuous obstruction to the flow of essential supplies. He also shed light on the devastating conditions faced by Palestinians, with some resorting to eating animal feed to survive. The grim reality, as put forth by Abu Hasna, is that if the Palestinians do not succumb to Israeli bombings, they are at risk of dying from hunger and epidemics.

This stark revelation by UNRWA's spokesperson underlines the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The agency's efforts to alleviate the suffering are hindered by limited resources and restricted access. The situation in Gaza calls for immediate international attention and action, to prevent further deterioration of living conditions and loss of life.