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Gaza faces imminent mass death due to severe food shortages, warns monitor

Extreme food shortages in Gaza, surpassing famine levels, says global hunger monitor. 70% in northern Gaza face severe scarcity. Immediate ceasefire and food surge crucial.



JERUSALEM: The Gaza Strip is confronting an alarming crisis as extreme food shortages, surpassing famine levels, threaten mass casualties unless urgent action is taken, according to the global hunger monitor on Monday (18 Mar).

The Integrated Food-Security Phase Classification (IPC), a trusted source for UN agencies, revealed that 70% of individuals in certain areas of northern Gaza are experiencing the most severe form of food scarcity, well over the 20% benchmark for famine designation.

While precise data on mortality rates is lacking, the IPC estimated that residents could soon face famine-like conditions, defined as the death of two individuals per 10,000 daily due to starvation or related health issues.

Gaza’s health ministry reported that 27 children and three adults have already succumbed to malnutrition.

To avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the ministry emphasized the critical need for an immediate ceasefire and a substantial influx of food supplies to regions isolated by conflict.

“The actions needed to prevent famine require an immediate political decision for a ceasefire together with a significant and immediate increase in humanitarian and commercial access to the entire population of Gaza,” it said.

Half of population on the brink of famine

Approximately 1.1 million Gazans, nearly half the population, are grappling with “catastrophic” food shortages, with roughly 300,000 individuals in areas on the brink of famine-like conditions.

The looming specter of a manmade famine in Gaza has elicited robust condemnation of Israel from Western allies, marking the strongest rebuke since the conflict with Hamas militants erupted after a deadly attack on Israeli territory on 7 October.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell underscored the gravity of the situation, asserting that Gaza is no longer teetering on the brink of famine but is, in fact, in a state of famine.

Borrell condemned the use of starvation as a weapon of war, attributing the crisis to Israeli actions.

In response, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on X, defended Israel’s actions, urging Borrell to acknowledge Israel’s right to self-defense against Hamas’ actions.

Katz highlighted Israel’s efforts to facilitate extensive humanitarian aid delivery to Gaza through various channels, including land, air, and sea routes, despite disruptions by Hamas militants.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the dire situation in Gaza and called on Israel to grant unrestricted access to all parts of the territory.

Meanwhile, aid agencies continue to face challenges in delivering and distributing supplies safely, particularly in the northern regions of Gaza.

Hospital assault

In a separate development, Israeli forces launched a major assault on Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City, claiming to have targeted Hamas fighters within the compound.

The hospital, once Gaza’s largest medical facility, now stands as one of the few remaining operational centers in the north of the territory.

Israeli military spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari reported that the operation led to the apprehension of over 200 suspected terrorists. However, one Israeli soldier lost his life in the operation.

As tensions persist, residents in Gaza brace for intensified conflict amid mounting humanitarian concerns.

The war began when Hamas fighters stormed into Israel, killing 1,200 people and capturing 253 hostages according to Israeli tallies.

Since then, Israel’s assault has killed more than 31,000 Gazans, according to Palestinian health officials.

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Not only food, they need plenty of condoms for birth control. What do you think?

Yes , definitely its genocide. Its called Hamas Genocide . Hamas started this beautiful genocide on 7th October 2023.

Please remember this date.

Who is the first King of Israel?

Why can’t they read and find out?

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Supporters of Terrorists= Go and read History Books.

Promised land given to Isaac and NOT Ishmael= Go and read your Holy Books.

tsk tsk tsk

Who are all these hungry people? Supporters of Hamas? hmm

And our million$ VB so fuxkin’ dumb to be meeting with the PA president/team as shown on MSM. PA got CONTROL over Gaza, meh? With their own in-fighting with Hamas on “who(?)” is “representing(?)” the “Palestinians(?)” in that region; PA can scold Hamas to release remaining hostages, meh??? Even PA was totally embarrassed by the 7-Oct attack (aka exposed to the world that it has NO COMMAND and CONTROL). Talk to PA (who is in the West Bank) for fuxk and for cameras only, when it is Hamas fuxking the Gazans (aka “Palestinians”) in Gaza strip. VB got balls, goes… Read more »

In a war, anything can happen.

1) Free Hostages
2) Start Population growth together with family family planning.
3) Say sorry to Israel and U.S.
4) Say thank you for the food drop down by U.S

Why use Gaza to build tunnels for terrorists? why why why? ask yourselves.

That is precisely what IDF should do…let natural causes take care and remove all…FUTURE TERRORISTS IN THE MAKING…I APPROVE TOO!😆😆😆

Like the germans vs jews during WW2..
Too terrible for words..
Even in this century the human race is showing we’re nothong but scum!
No wonder the aliens wont show themselves too..all the see is humans killing other humans, an uncivilised planet at continuous war 😭..
And its frightening to read that many countries are already planning to colonise space !
God help us all..

Meanwhile, Hamas leaders are living like royalty, eating well and fat while they made Gazans face pending famine, and happily generate body count to fuel their terrorist propaganda. And sure enough, there will be morons who are so stupid that they can’t differentiate who is generating the so-called “genocide” in Gaza – 5 months, still dun know how to end the conflict, meh? The snowflakes’ warped concept of Leadership, indeed.

Starve them.cut their water and electricity supply, Bomb their hospitals on the guise of terrorists and self defense.What more are the Zionists going to do to the Palestinians in Gaza. 5 months and the IDF have been allowed to carry out the destruction of Gaza and its population. At some point world leaders must recognize that Nethanyahu has gone mad and stop him in Gaza.

And how is this NOT genocide?