Under attack, exposed to disease, nutritious food running out; children in Gaza are desperate for help

Over 600,000 children are trapped. There is nowhere safe for them to go.

In Gaza, children face dire consequences amidst escalating violence and dire poverty. With hostilities exacerbating, safe water, food, and medicine become scarce commodities, leaving around 600,000 displaced children in peril, especially in Rafah, where the threat of bombing looms large.

Families, once the bastions of safety, now find themselves under attack, with homes, shelters, hospitals, and even places of worship becoming targets. Thousands of children have suffered injuries, many severe, while psychosocial care remains inaccessible despite widespread trauma.

The threat of disease compounds the crisis, with water production drastically reduced and sanitation facilities damaged. Access to safe water and hygiene becomes a luxury, leading to a surge in diarrhoeal diseases, scabies, and respiratory infections among children. Hospitals, overwhelmed by conflict-related injuries, struggle to cope with disease outbreaks.

 The threat of dying from hunger is already real

The scarcity of nutritious food further exacerbates the situation, risking widespread malnutrition. Food supplies dwindle, and hunger becomes a stark reality for many families. Lifesaving malnutrition prevention and treatment services are disrupted, threatening the health and survival of countless children, especially those under two and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

UNICEF underscores the urgent need for intervention to break the deadly cycle of malnutrition and disease. Without immediate action to restore access to essentials like food, water, and healthcare, the crisis in Gaza risks spiraling further out of control, with children bearing the brunt of its devastating impact.

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