The UN World Food Program (WFP) warned on Thursday that “the supply of food and water is almost non-existent in Gaza” and that the inhabitants of the Palestinian territory face an imminent risk of starvation.
“With winter fast approaching, unsafe and overcrowded shelters, and a lack of clean water, civilians face the immediate possibility of starvation,” Cindy McCain, executive director of the institute that based in Rome, said in a statement.
“Bread, a basic food for the population of Gaza, scarce or non-existent” emphasizes the WFP, which since the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas has increased its warnings about the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, which is managed by movement. . Islamists.
“There is no way to satisfy the current needs with an operational border crossing,” he added, referring to the Rafah crossing, border with Egypt, the only access point to the land of Gaza that is not on the border with Israel, where aid enter. .
McCain said that “fuel shortages have also hampered humanitarian distribution and operations, including the delivery of food aid.”
Despite the opening of the Rafah crossing on October 21, the amount of food entering the territory “remains completely insufficient”, because “they only cover 7% of the minimum daily calorie needs in the population,” he emphasized.
The war was unleashed when Hamas commandos killed 1,200 people, most of them civilians, on October 7 in southern Israel, and kidnapped about 240, according to the balance of the Israeli authorities.
The revenge campaign launched since then by the Jewish State against the Gaza Strip has left more than 11,500 dead, 4,700 of them children, according to the Hamas government.