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UNRWA Reports Alarming Nutritional Crisis Among Gaza's Children


Wed 21 Feb 2024 | 10:50 PM
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Adnan Abu Hasna, the spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), has highlighted the dire circumstances in Gaza Strip, indicating a significant humanitarian crisis. In a recent interview on the "Masaa DMC" program hosted by Dina El-Wakeel on DMC channel, Abu Hasna revealed that due to Israeli restrictions, only 15 trucks were allowed entry into Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing yesterday, exacerbating the already critical shortage of food and essentials in the region.

Abu Hasna detailed the escalating hunger crisis, particularly in the northern part of Gaza, a direct result of aggressive Israeli actions. This situation has led to widespread malnutrition among Palestinians, increasing their susceptibility to various diseases.

Alarmingly, Abu Hasna reported that 90% of children in Gaza are now surviving on merely one or two meals a day, with the available food being extremely limited in quantity and variety. The commercial lifeline of Gaza has been effectively severed, leading to the collapse of markets and forcing the population to resort to desperate measures for sustenance, including consuming animal feed when available.

"The situation in Gaza is deteriorating day by day," Abu Hasna stated, "as the only alternative left is to condemn the people to death, which is unacceptable to anyone." This stark depiction underscores the urgent need for international intervention to alleviate the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Gaza.