Publish date14 Jan 2023 - 16:00
Story Code : 580421

UNRWA warns of food-insecurity threatening over 40% of Gazans

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has warned of the critical situation for 40% of Gazans suffering food-insecurity.
UNRWA warns of food-insecurity threatening over 40% of Gazans
In its report issued on Wednesday, UNRWA announced, “After 16 years of a land, air and sea blockade, life in Gaza has become increasingly dire”.
“The situation has been compounded by repeated cycles of hostilities, heightened tensions and violence, political instability and the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, these factors have destabilized the lives of individuals and communities and have further increased the hardships they are facing. Gaza is on ‘life support’ with 80 percent of the population dependent on humanitarian assistance,” the UN refugee agency underscored.
“Currently, three out of four Gazans rely on emergency food assistance – and despite this support, the rate of food insecurity is rising.   With exceptionally high poverty and unemployment rates, an already fragile humanitarian situation threatens to deteriorate further,” it added.
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