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2024-06-15 11:25:03

Lack of access to water in Gaza ‘critical’, hunger ‘catastrophic’: UN

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Lack of access to water in Gaza ‘critical’, hunger ‘catastrophic’: UN

There is “critically low” access to water in Gaza and “catastrophic hunger” is affecting a significant portion of the population, while there are only two “stabilisation centres” for severely malnourished children, UN agencies warn, reports Al Jazeera.

The latest Gaza situation update from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also reports that 142 Palestinian people were reported killed and 396 injured in Israeli attacks between Monday and Friday afternoon.

Due to the rising lack of security in the Gaza Strip, there are currently no international emergency medical teams operating in southern Rafah or the north of the Palestinian territory, OCHA reports, while persistent fuel shortages due to Israel’s border blockade of the territory “threaten the functioning of vital medical infrastructure and equipment”.

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