Tue 9-July-2024

WFP: Half a million Gazans face ‘catastrophic levels’ of hunger

Tuesday 9-July-2024


Almost half a million people in the Gaza Strip face catastrophic levels of hunger amid a deadly Israeli offensive on the enclave, the UN World Food Program (WFP) said on Monday.

“Due to unreliable access and limited stocks, families often don’t receive the full rations and frequency they need,” WFP said in a statement.

Early on Monday, a six-year-old Palestinian boy died of severe malnutrition caused by Israel’s crippling blockade on the Gaza Strip.

Israel, flouting a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire, has faced international condemnation amid its continued brutal offensive on Gaza since Oct. 7.

Nearly 38,200 Palestinians have since been killed, mostly women and children, and over 87,900 others injured, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

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