Over 100,000 Gaza residents injured, lost, or killed since Oct. 7 – WHO

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GAZA — On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that over 100,000 residents of the Gaza Strip have been either injured, lost, or killed as the situation in the region continues to deteriorate. This alarming figure represents 4.3 percent of the total population in the sector, which amounts to 2.3 million people.اضافة اعلان

During a weekly press conference held via video from Jerusalem, Richard (Rik) Peeperkorn, the representative of the World Health Organization for the occupied Palestinian territories, highlighted the dire conditions faced by the remaining population. They are struggling to meet their basic daily needs for safety, food, health, and warmth, Al-Ghad reported.

Peeperkorn added that the central Gaza Strip is experiencing a surge in hostilities, exacerbating the challenges of accessing existing health facilities. Expressing deep concern, he emphasized the critical issue of being unable to reach hospitals for both patients and healthcare workers. Out of a total of 36 hospitals in Gaza, only 13 are partially operational. Furthermore, a mere 13 primary healthcare centers are currently functioning.

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