Gaza’s children are facing a never-ending nightmare – UNICEF

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GAZA – On Sunday, the UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Ammar Ammar, confirmed that children in the Gaza Strip are currently facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, citing it as “a never-ending nightmare.”اضافة اعلان

According to Ammar, more than 1.3 million people reside in the southernmost city of Gaza, Rafah, with half of them being children. Approximately 300,000 children endure inhumane conditions, lacking sufficient food and access to safe drinking water. Not to mention that the healthcare system in Gaza is on the brink of collapse, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

He warned of an environment unfit for minimal living standards, where diseases, especially waterborne ones, spread due to the absence of safe drinking water. The overcrowding in shelters and camps exacerbates the situation for children.

The crisis has led to a staggering 4000 percent increase in diarrhea cases compared to the situation before the Israeli war on Gaza. Nearly 20,000 people live in each square kilometer in Rafah, constituting an unparalleled humanitarian catastrophe.

Ammar emphasized the urgent need to increase humanitarian aid access and lift restrictions imposed on international organizations within Gaza. He called for preventing civilians from being forcibly displaced once again to areas lacking essential humanitarian services.

He stressed that there is no alternative to an immediate humanitarian ceasefire.

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