WHO has called for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, where the health situation is “beyond imagination”.
The health system in the Gaza Strip is on its knees and cannot afford to lose an ambulance or a hospital bed, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, calling for a ceasefire. “now”. “The situation is getting worse day by day…unimaginable”WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) clarified on Thursday evening that only fourteen of the thirty-six hospitals in the Gaza Strip are functioning at their best.
“Children and other people are begging and crying [avoir de] Water, here we are, the most common, the most basic commodity is no longer accessible.”, Mr. Lindmeier underscored. Assessment of current water availability in Gaza “One or two liters of fresh water a day, for all purposes, not just drinking”he said.
Residents have “Started cutting down telephone poles to get some wood for heating or cooking, assuming they had enough”He was worried. “Civilization is on the brink of extinction”Mr Lindmeyer warned.
According to a WHO spokesman, a convoy was scheduled to take medical supplies to Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza City on Friday and evacuate twelve patients to the south. “We were informed this morning that the mission has been suspended due to the security situation.”he added.
He lamented that health workers in the Gaza Strip do not have enough water and food to keep working. “Patients are bleeding on the floor, trauma wards are like battlefields”Mr. Lindmeier report. “This cruelty must stop”He finished.
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