WHO: 14K children killed in Gaza since October 7th



Wed, 03 Apr 2024 - 03:36 GMT


Wed, 03 Apr 2024 - 03:36 GMT

Premature Palestinian babies at hospitals in Gaza Strip

Premature Palestinian babies at hospitals in Gaza Strip

CAIRO - 3 April 2024: The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that an alarming number of children, specifically 14,000, have been killed in Gaza over the span of six months of ongoing conflict.


This figure underscores the devastating toll that war has taken on the region's most vulnerable population.


The report underscores the urgent need for international attention and intervention to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the lives of innocent children in the region.

The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced, Wednesday, that the number of Palestinians killed as a result of the Israeli war on the territory since October 7th has risen to 32,490, while the number of injured has increased to 74,889.


The ministry stated in a statement that 76 Palestinians were killed and 102 were injured in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip in the past twenty-four hours. The statement added that there are still victims under the rubble and on the roads, whom ambulance and civil defense crews cannot reach.


In a related context, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) stated today, Wednesday, that the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed the killing of 13,750 children in the war waged by Israel on the Gaza Strip since October 7th.


UNRWA mentioned in a report that UNICEF reported the killing of about ten children shortly after the issuance of the United Nations Security Council resolution last Monday, which calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.


The UN agency added that Israeli forces continue their military operations in various parts of the Gaza Strip despite the issuance of the resolution, especially in the al-Rimal neighborhood near the Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City, and in the center of Khan Yunis in the south of the Strip, and in the vicinity of the Al-Amal and Nasser hospitals in Khan Yunis as well.


The Security Council adopted a draft resolution last Monday calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip during Ramadan, with the aim of achieving a permanent cessation of hostilities and the unconditional release of all detainees.


The Security Council voted in favor of the draft resolution presented by the council's elected members and supported by the Arab Group, with a majority of 14 votes, while the United States abstained from voting.





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