One Palestinian child killed every 15 minutes in Gaza – DCI Palestine

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AMMAN — As of October 16, 2023, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, 2,750 Palestinians have been killed, and over 9,000 have been injured. Gaza has reached its tenth day of conflict, and the situation continues to worsen. More than 1,000 children have been reported killed by Defense for Children Palestine. The true scale of the crisis is hard to determine, with expectations of even higher casualties. DCI Palestine found that Israeli forces have been responsible for the death of a Palestinian child approximately every 15 minutes.اضافة اعلان

In addition to the loss of life, Palestinian children are facing significant psychological challenges. UNICEF's 2018 reports indicate that one in four children in Gaza needs psychosocial support, with over half relying on humanitarian assistance for survival. A substantial number of children are dealing with depression, grief, and fear. Families are being devastated, and children who once had family support are now left without caretakers.

The United Nations estimates that around 1 million Palestinians in Gaza are now displaced, with over 600,000 taking refuge in central and southern Gaza. On October 9, Israeli authorities cut off the water supply to Gaza, causing all three water desalination plants to cease operations. This has left the majority of Gazans without access to clean drinking water, with some resorting to unsafe well water, raising concerns about the spread of waterborne diseases.

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