/ 06 March 2024

Malnutrition sets in for Palestinians

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says a lack of food has led to the deaths of at least 10 children in the last standing paediatric hospital in Gaza’s north. WHO staff visited local hospitals over the weekend for the first time since October, and Tedros yesterday shared their “grim findings”. They include “severe levels of malnutrition, children dying of starvation, serious shortages of fuel, food and medical supplies [and] hospital buildings destroyed”. In Israel, a new report from the UN has also laid out fresh allegations over the 7 October Hamas attack. It found there are “reasonable grounds to believe” sexual violence occurred and that hostages taken from Israel and held in Gaza have been assaulted.

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