Gaza crisis: Fourfold disease surge demands urgent aid

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GAZA — With a fourfold increase in intestinal diseases and a threefold surge in skin ailments, Adnan Abu Hasna, media advisor and spokesperson for UNRWA, painted a grim picture of the escalating health crisis in the Gaza Strip. This alarming surge, particularly concerning as winter sets in, underscores the pressing need for substantial quantities of clothing, blankets, medicines, and fuel in the region.اضافة اعلان

In a succinct statement on the UNRWA page last Saturday evening, Abu Hasna highlighted the fear of disease spreading rapidly. Reports of hepatitis further intensified the gravity of the situation, with potentially serious consequences due to overcrowding and a dire lack of clean water, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

Despite the severity of the health crisis, Abu Hasna pointed out the inadequacy of the aid reaching the Gaza Strip, deeming it "a drop in the ocean of humanitarian needs," a stark reality both before and after the temporary truce.

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