UN: Over one million people in Gaza face food insecurity


United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs confirmed on Thursday that “more than 1.1 million people in Gaza face a severe level of food insecurity.”

The office said in a statement: “There is no alternative to delivering aid by land, to save lives, especially in the northern Gaza Strip,” warning that “time is running out, and access obstacles to providing aid still exist in Gaza Strip.”

The American Zionist aggression against Gaza Strip is entering its 174th day, amid a great scarcity of basic materials, and nearly 70 percent of the population of northern Gaza are on the brink of famine, after the enemy prevented thousands of tons of aid from crossing overland from Rafah and into the northern Gaza Strip.

The Zionist Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, “B’Tselem”, confirmed in a previous report that 2.2 million people in Gaza Strip suffer from hunger, as a direct result of Israel’s declared policy that deprives them of food.