Although this is the official figure disclosed by the authorities of that territory, we estimate that “the real number of deaths of children is much higher given the current conditions in Gaza,” stated the Non-Governmental Organization in its account of X.
For its part, the NGO Save the Children warned in a statement that about 15,000 children will be born in the coastal enclave from October 7 until the end of the year.
All of them are in grave danger because of the increase in violence and the critical levels of both medical care and water and food supplies, he said.
Save the Children stated that in 2023, about 66,000 children will be born in the Gaza Strip, and in the next month alone, about 5,500 women will give birth.
Drinking water is scarce, food and medicine are running out, and pregnant or lactating women are struggling to find food, he warned.
In that sense, Jason Lee, director of the organization of the Palestinian territories, criticized that “the children were born in a dream.”
Pregnant women give birth without medical attention, and premature babies die in incubators, Lee criticized, calling for the protection of hospitals and the immediate entry of humanitarian aid.
In Gaza, “children are deprived of their right to life and health. (…) Protecting hospitals and delivering life-saving medical supplies is a duty under the laws of war,” regional director Adele Khodr said last week to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
He emphasized that minors are on the edge, especially in the north, because they have nowhere to go and are in grave danger, so we ask for an immediate end to attacks against health care facilities.