12-19-2023, 10:26 PM

According to the UN food agency, half of Gaza is starving

Under Israel's bombardment of the enclave housing more than 2 million people, half of Gaza's population is starving, and residents frequently go for whole days without eating, according to a United Nations agency report on Tuesday.

The World Food Programme (WFP) stated in a post on X, the former Twitter platform, that "the amount of aid crossing into Gaza does not meet a fraction of the needs."

Rafah has grown to be the most densely populated area in Gaza. On Tuesday, WFP brought hot meals to 1,750 people and food parcels to 2,350 others, OCHA reported on Wednesday.

"Thousands of people [in Rafah] line up before aid distribution centres in need of food, water, shelter, and protection, amid the absence of latrines and adequate water and sanitation facilities in informal displacement sites and makeshift shelters," stated OCHA.

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