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The concern of the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations about the danger of immediate famine in Gaza

The concern of the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations about the danger of immediate famine in Gaza

UN Under-Secretary-General Martin Griffiths warned on Thursday that the Gaza Strip is on the brink of an immediate famine and that food supplies in the region are running out. According to Griffiths, since the Israeli attacks on Rafah began, it has become almost impossible to plan and distribute humanitarian aid in Gaza.

Following Israel’s attack on southern Gaza, about 600,000 people, nearly half of the displaced Palestinian population, have fled to other areas of Gaza, sometimes taking refuge in bombed-out houses or abandoned farms. Griffiths stressed that the United Nations is trying to help these people, but humanitarian operations are at a standstill as aid has stopped coming through southern Gaza and distribution challenges have increased due to the recent conflict.

Griffis had previously warned about the deadly consequences of military operations in Rafah. Aid workers have repeatedly warned of famine during the seven-month conflict, while Israel blames UN agencies for ineffective distribution of aid.