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Gaza faces starvation as food deliveries halted

Relief efforts stalled, lives at risk


In the midst of chaos, Soad Abu Hussein, a widowed mother of five in Jabaliya refugee camp, reflects the dire reality facing many families in northern Gaza.

According to a report on Euronews, the World Food Program announced a halt in food deliveries to the region, citing escalating turmoil. With one in six children suffering from malnutrition, the situation is grave.

UN data reveals a significant reduction in aid truck entries over the past fortnight, exacerbating an already dire situation. Compounded by Israeli military actions, including airstrikes on aid convoys, relief efforts struggle to meet the overwhelming need.

Residents, like Ayman Abu Awad of Zaytoun, are rationing meals to sustain their families amid scarcity. Many resort to desperate measures, including consuming animal feed and spoiled bread.

While WFP aims to resume deliveries promptly, it calls for improved coordination and open crossings to prevent a catastrophic descent into hunger and disease. Tragically, hunger-related deaths have already begun, underscoring the urgency of the situation.

[With information sourced from Euronews]

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