Gaza: More children killed in the Gaza Strip “in just four months” than in four years of war worldwide, UN warns

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Gaza: More children killed in the Gaza Strip “in just four months” than in four years of war worldwide, UN warns

" Dizzy. The number of children allegedly killed in just four months in Gaza is higher than the number of children killed in four years in all conflicts around the world,” assured Tuesday, March 12, the head of the agency. the UN for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA.

Philippe Lazzarini refers in a post on Gaza, administered by Hamas, which report more than 12,300 children dead in the Palestinian territory between October and the end of February. “This war is a war against children,” denounced Mr. Lazzarini. It is a war against their childhood and their future. »

After five months of war between Israel and Hamas with no truce in sight, the population, already suffering from bombings, is threatened by famine. To compensate for the lack of aid arriving by land in the territory devastated by months of war, the international community is seeking to diversify the routes for delivering vital aid to the population.

This war began with the unprecedented Hamas attack on October 7, which left around 1,160 people dead in Israel, most of them civilians, according to an AFP tally based on official Israeli figures. The attackers also took around 250 people hostage, dozens of whom were freed during a week-long truce in November. Israel estimates there are around 130 captives remaining in Gaza, 32 of whom are presumed dead. Israel's retaliatory bombings and ground offensive have killed 31,184 Palestinians in Gaza, mostly women and children, according to the territory's health ministry.