Situation in Gaza is worsening every hour — WHO representative

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GAZA — A World Health Organization (WHO) official in Gaza stated on Tuesday that the situation in Gaza is deteriorating every hour due to the intensified Israeli occupation and bombardment in the south around the cities of Khan Yunis and Rafah.اضافة اعلان

According to the WHO representative in WHO’s office for the West Bank and Gaza, Richard (Rik) Peeperkorn, addressing journalists via video link from Gaza, said “The situation is worsening every hour.” He added, "Bombardment is intensifying everywhere, including the southern areas from Khan Yunis to Rafah,” Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

He also mentioned that humanitarian aid reaching Gaza is "extremely limited," and WHO is deeply concerned about the weakened healthcare system in the densely populated sector as more people move south to escape the bombardment.

"I want to emphasize that we are facing a growing humanitarian disaster," he said.

Furthermore, he explained that the WHO followed an Israeli order to remove supplies from warehouses in Khan Yunis, adding that they were informed that the area "will likely become an active combat zone in the coming days."

"We want to ensure that we can indeed deliver essential medical supplies," he said.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, urged Israel on Monday to revoke the order. Israel denied requesting the evacuation of the warehouses.

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