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UN: At least 1.1 million people in Gaza are at risk of starvation

03/19/2024 - 02:04

In the Gaza Strip, at least 1.1 million people are in danger of starvation because they have run out of food, said UN Secretary General António Guterres in a New York discussion with the media regarding the Gaza conflict.

UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan
UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan
Experts on food insecurity, according to Mr. Guterres, believe that famine in northern Gaza is unavoidable.

"A devastating famine is imminent as over 1.1 million Palestinians, or more than half of the population, have run out of food." He remarked, "There are reports of horrible pain and rage among the Palestinians in Gaza."

Mr. Guterres emphasized that this catastrophe is entirely human-caused and that it is preventable.

"I call on the Israeli authorities to ensure full and unimpeded access of humanitarian supplies to Gaza, and on the international community to fully support our humanitarian efforts," said Guterres.


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