WHO calls for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip to prevent further suffering for civilians

The director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called this Wednesday for a ceasefire in the Gaza Stripcontrolled by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), “to prevent civilians from suffering further violence.”

Tedros has highlighted in a statement that the recent resolution approved in the United Nations Security Council on sending aid to the Palestinian enclave “seemed to offer hope for an improvement in the distribution” of humanitarian materialalthough witness accounts make it clear that “it has not yet had a direct impact” on the population.

“The security of our staff and continuity operations depend on more food reaching all of Gaza immediately. “My own colleagues are also directly and personally affected by the conflict, as is virtually everyone in Gaza,” he added.

One of the bombings disabled the central ambulance dispatch system

The WHO has reported that thousands of people have had to move due to the strong attacks in Jan Yunis, in the south of the Gaza Strip. One of the bombings disabled the radio tower of the Al Shifa hospital and to the central ambulance dispatch system for the entire area, affecting more than 1.5 million people.

“This forced mass movement of people will also lead to more overcrowding, increased risk of infectious diseases and will make the delivery of supplies even more difficult. humanitarian aid“, indicated the WHO representative in the West Bank and Gaza, Rik Peeperkorn.

According to the organization’s evaluations, the Gaza Strip It has 13 hospitals that operate partially, while another two operate in minimal conditions and 21 are not operational. At Al Shifa Hospital there are refugees about 50,000 people, while in Al Amal There are 14,000 displaced people.

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