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WFP: Half of the Gazans suffer from hunger following 200 days of war

Wednesday 24-April-2024


As the world marks 200 days since the start of Israel’s genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, the UN World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday that half of the Gaza population is suffering from hunger.

“WFP provides necessary food aid to more than a million people every month [in the Gaza Strip] and works on operating food systems that have stopped working,” WFP said in remarks on its X page.

WFP pointed out that all the amounts of aid that are provided for Gaza is just a “drop in the ocean of needs,” stressing the need for a ceasefire to save the population.

Mass graves, crippled or destroyed hospitals, thousands of civilian deaths, total destruction of homes and infrastructure, and widening famine are haunting Gazans as Israel’s war on their besieged coastal enclave entered its 200th day on Tuesday.

According to the health ministry in Gaza on Tuesday, at least 34,183 people have been killed and 77,084 have been wounded so far during the war.

About 72 percent of those killed are women and children, while about 7,000 civilians are reported missing, including those who are believed to be still under the rubble, according to an update by Gaza’s Government Media Office.

On Monday, UN human rights chief Volker Turk said a child in Gaza is killed or wounded “every 10 minutes.”

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