Five stats on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza
It's getting dire.
Today’s post will be brief. We would simply like to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Gaza.
The Boyd Institute does not take a position on the conflict, but we do advocate for immediate humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza.
Five stats you should know:
1.9 million people have been displaced. That’s 85% of Gaza’s prewar population.
25,295 Palestinians have been killed, many of them women and children, according to the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza. The ministry does not specify the number of Hamas fighters among the dead.
The World Food Program estimates that 93 percent of the population faces crisis levels of hunger, and 350,000 children under five are at high risk of severe malnutrition. Famine is imminent, according to UN experts.
Gazans now make up 80 percent of all people facing famine or catastrophic hunger worldwide, according to UN human rights experts.
There are 52,000-some pregnant women in Gaza. Most are not receiving adequate nutrition and healthcare, and 40 percent of these pregnancies are at high risk, according to CARE International.
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