UN reports over 1.1 million people in Gaza experiencing food insecurity

More than 1.1 million people in the Gaza Strip are facing extreme food insecurity as Israel blocks aid, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The OCHA emphasized the urgent need for distributing sufficient food aid via land routes, especially in the northern areas of the Strip.

The OCHA stated, “access impediments persist, and time is running out,” highlighting the critical situation. Medical sources also reported the death of a child in Beit Lahia due to famine, bringing the total number of deaths from malnutrition in the enclave to 30. Israel’s ongoing offensive against Hamas has exacerbated the already dire humanitarian conditions in Gaza.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates expressed concern over Israel’s refusal to implement the latest UN Security Council resolution for an immediate ceasefire during Ramadan. The Ministry urged the Security Council to take action to ensure the protection of civilians and the entry of humanitarian aid by land, air, and sea. It accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of exacerbating crises in the region.

In the midst of escalating tensions and ongoing conflict in the region, the humanitarian situation in Gaza continues to deteriorate. With millions of lives at stake, urgent international intervention is needed to address the food insecurity and medical crisis facing the people of Gaza. The blockade on aid must be lifted to prevent further loss of life and suffering in the besieged enclave.


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