WHO spokesperson warns disease could cause more deaths in Gaza than bombing



by SEAD DEDOVIC

WHO spokesperson warns disease could cause more deaths in Gaza than bombing
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The WHO is worried more people might get sick than get hurt by the bombs in Gaza. They say over 15,000 people got hurt in the bombings, and lots of them are kids. There's also a big worry about others who might be stuck under buildings.

The number of victims is growing day by day, and rapidly. The situation is not at all optimistic. They really need stuff like medicine, clean water, and food. The hospital being destroyed is a really sad thing. Some doctors were taken by soldiers, which is making things worse.

Another group, UNICEF, said the hospitals are full of kids hurt by the bombs and some got sick from drinking bad water. There aren't enough doctors to help everyone quickly. The children are in great fear, just like the elders.


Margaret Harris: We will see more people dying from disease

Margaret Harris, a spokesperson for the WHO, warned the world about the catastrophic situation in the Gaza Strip. Although the world is still not aware of how dire the situation in Palestine is, Harris knows very well that it is currently impossible to live in such conditions.

She calls on the world to act before it is too late. Someone will have to do something, given that the people of Palestine can hardly survive in such conditions. “Eventually we will see more people dying from disease than from bombardment if we are not able to put back together this health system,” said Margaret Harris, a spokesperson for the WHO, as quoted by aljazeera.com!

World reaction to the war in the Middle East

Basic human needs are currently unavailable in Gaza. “[There are] no medicines, no vaccination activities, no access to safe water and hygiene and no food”. Many believe that the world has shown hypocrisy at its best when it comes to the Middle East. The future will best reveal where this might lead.