The aggression against Gaza by Israeli occupation forces has entered its 137th day, with relentless attacks targeting homes, displaced persons' gatherings, and civilian areas.

The violence escalated with bombings in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood and Nuseirat camp, resulting in the death of three citizens.

As the conflict rages on, the United Nations has issued a report warning of high malnutrition rates among children and pregnant women in the strip.

The dire situation poses a serious threat to their health, with one in six children under the age of two facing acute malnutrition, especially in the northern Gaza Strip.

The Global Nutrition Group has highlighted the urgent need for humanitarian aid access to prevent further deterioration in children's health.

The lack of food, water, and basic services in Gaza poses a significant risk of worsening malnutrition, with more than 90% of children under five affected by infectious diseases.

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Ted Chaiban emphasized the necessity of ending the conflict to prevent preventable deaths and long-term health problems in Gaza's children.

The situation calls for immediate improvements in security, humanitarian access, and additional entry points for aid into the besieged territory.

Amid the ongoing violence, the occupation forces continue to target Palestinians waiting for aid west of Gaza City, adding to the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the region.

The crisis in Gaza shows no signs of abating, as civilians bear the brunt of the aggression against them.

Original Article Source: Al Manar | Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2024 12:03 (about 55 days ago)