Monday, July 22, 2024

Israel-Hamas war: More than a million people could face famine by May, UN says


Famine will hit the northern Gaza Strip after May, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) assessment released on Monday. Almost half of the population of the Gaza Strip, viz. 1.1 million peopleAffected by famine Between March 16 and July 15According to this food safety analysis tool, the UN

The figure is more than double the previous CPI estimate released in December. “Famine is imminent in the northern Gaza Strip and Gaza Governorate and is expected to begin between mid-March and May 2024”The report states. “Averting famine requires an immediate ceasefire and immediate and significant improvement in humanitarian and commercial access for the entire population of the Gaza Strip” Adds CBI.

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“We are in a race against time to contain the effects of starvation and imminent famine in Gaza.”UN Refugee Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini warned during a press conference in Cairo with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Choukry.

Real political will may be enough to resolve the crisis, the “enclave”drowned“If the restrictions on providing aid through land under food aid are removed, the official added. Some 300,000 people are trapped Fighting in the north of the Gaza Strip, one of the five governorates of Gaza, Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir al-Balah.

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