Forced to give birth among the rubble in Gaza, in shelters or in homes without health care

It is estimated that There are currently around 50,000 pregnant women in the Gaza Strip and 160 births a day in deplorable conditions.according to UNRWA, due to the collapse of hospitals.

The executive director of the Spanish committee of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), Raquel Martí, warns that “hospitals cannot continue receiving patients due to the collapse and this is producing a critical gap in access to services.” health problems that particularly affect women and children. “Comprehensive emergency care for women’s health, newborn care, and sexual and reproductive health is not being carried out,” she adds. She denounces Raquel Martí that in Gaza “Sanitary conditions worsen every day, there is a very high risk of contracting infections and medical complications due to lack of supplies and human resources.”

Deadly diseases threaten Gazans

For its part, UNICEF warns of possible outbreaks of lethal diseases in the Strip. They admit to being terrified by the way it could affect “children, whose immune system is very weakened due to food shortages.” For this reason, the United Nations urges to immediately multiply the delivery of humanitarian aid in the Palestinian enclave.

The Israeli attacks on Gaza have caused at least 15,000 deaths since last October 7, according to data from the Gaza Ministry of Health, of which more than 6,150 are minors and 4,000 women.

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