In recent days, James Elder from UNICEF has been touring southern Gaza. He describes a tremendous devastation.

"I don't think I've ever spoken to a single person who hasn't lost a family member during the war," he says.

During the ceasefire, hundreds of trucks carrying supplies have entered Gaza. But the lack of food, water and medicines is enormous. According to James Elder, there are no children in Gaza who are not affected by the war.

"Absolutely not. I don't think I've ever visited a place and been able to say that with more certainty," he says.

Met shrapnel wounded children

James Elder has, among other things, visited hospitals and met children with severe burns and shrapnel injuries. During one of the visits, a bus arrives with patients from the northern part of Gaza. He says that he gets on the bus and describes that it smells like rotten meat.

"There's a boy sitting on the bus who's missing half of his leg. What's left of the bone is held together by two sticks that resemble school rulers," he says.

UNICEF is calling for a permanent ceasefire and says that the suffering of residents in Gaza will be enormous when the attacks start again.

"It's completely immoral that we have a ceasefire for a few days and then go back to the way it was before, when it was reported that about 100 children a day were being killed," Elder said.