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Famine in Gaza ‘around the corner’ amid dire humanitarian crisis | World | News

Famine in Gaza ‘around the corner’ amid dire humanitarian crisis | World | News

Famine is “around the corner” in Gaza, as its civilian population faces the “highest levels of food insecurity ever recorded,” UN emergency relief chief Martin Griffiths has said. Pointing to a death toll estimated to be in the tens of thousands, attacks on medical facilities and a dearth of working hospitals, Griffiths said Gaza had become “a place of death and despair.” “Hope has never been more elusive,” he said in the statement issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday. The territory is seeing a public health disaster with infectious diseases spreading in packed shelters as sewers spill over, said Griffiths, adding that approximately 180 Palestinian women are giving birth daily amid the fighting. READ MORE: New war fears as Hezbollah pummels Israel in response to Hamas leader death “Gaza has simply become uninhabitable. Its people are witnessing daily threats to their very existence – while the world watches on,” said Griffiths. According to the Hamas-run health ministry, tens of thousands of Palestinians have been killed since …