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The World Health Organization is issuing a warning about the potential threat of disease in Gaza.
Middle East Science & Health

The World Health Organization is issuing a warning about the potential threat of disease in Gaza.

The World Health Organization stated that sickness may be a more significant danger to human survival than the bombings occurring in Gaza.

According to the WHO, overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water and sanitation have created ideal conditions for the spread of infectious diseases, specifically diarrhea in children. Cases have increased dramatically, reaching almost 100 times the usual rate.

“According to WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris at a U.N. briefing in Geneva on Tuesday, if we cannot repair the health system, the number of deaths from disease may surpass those caused by bombardment.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that food scarcity has increased the chances of disease, as individuals are becoming weakened from hunger and therefore more susceptible to sickness.

The inhabitants of Gaza also encounter challenges in receiving medical care due to a scarcity of healthcare workers and a lack of availability of medications and vaccines.

The lack of garbage collection in densely populated shelters has heightened concerns about the spread of disease.

The World Health Organization has urged for a halt to fighting in Gaza and for continuous delivery of aid, protection of civilians and healthcare, and adherence to international humanitarian laws on the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter.

Israel declared war on U.S.-designated terror group Hamas after its shock October 7 attack on southern Israel that killed about 1,200 people and led to the Hamas capture of about 240 hostages. Israel’s campaign against Hamas militants has killed more than 14,000 people, according to Gaza health officials.

Certain data in this document was sourced from Reuters.