UNICEF called for an immediate stop to targeting children in Gaza (Anatolia)

Ted Chaiban, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), described the Gaza Strip as the most dangerous place in the world for children, and said that its situation had gone from catastrophic to near collapse.

Shaiban told Al Jazeera - after completing his visit to Gaza - that more than 220,000 people in the northern Gaza Strip do not have access to clean water, they barely have any food, and thousands of children suffer from malnutrition and disease.

Shaiban added that 70% of those killed in the war in Gaza were women and children, considering it an unprecedented percentage.

He called for the need to stop the war, noting that the continuation of the situation may lead to a rise in the number of victims due to deaths resulting from disease or hunger.

UNICEF: More than 220,000 people in the northern Gaza Strip do not have access to clean water (European)

While the Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF pointed out that children in Gaza lack treatments that protect them from amputation, he called for an immediate end to the killing of children.

Shaiban said, "We need to enter all areas in the Gaza Strip. We also need more supplies and equipment and access to the north of the Strip. We also need to allow goods to enter the Strip," considering that this is a right under international humanitarian law.

Shiban pointed out that there are 1.9 million displaced people in Gaza, most of whom were unable to take any luggage with them.

Since October 7, 2023, the Israeli occupation army has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which as of today, Thursday, has left 24,620 martyrs and 61,830 injured, and caused the displacement of more than 85% (about 1.9 million people) of the Strip’s population, according to Palestinian authorities and the United Nations.

Source: Al Jazeera