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Outbreak of Deadly Diseases Reported in Gaza Due to Poor Health Conditions, Lack of Aid and Non-Stop Bombardment

Deadly cases of impetigo, meningitis and jaundice have been reported in Gaza, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).⁠

More than 160,000 children under the age of 5 are battling cases of diarrhea in the Gaza Strip according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Cases of impetigo, meningitis, and jaundice have also been recorded in the Occupied Palestinian State, following dire living conditions as millions of people are cramped in refugee camps and schools after losing their own homes and critical infrastructure due to Israeli airstrikes. 

A staggering 80% of Gaza’s 2.2 million people are now displaced as the Israel Occupation Forces orders evacuations of people to move into even smaller areas of Gaza as the IDF intensifies its ground offensive against the Palestinian Resistance. Medical aid is still heavily restricted in toGaza by the Israeli Regime, further worsening the health crises in the besieged Strip. 

More than 130,000 cases of respiratory tract infections and 35,000 cases of skin rashes have also been recorded by the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza.

A further 4,395 cases of chickenpox, 17,511 cases of lice and 19,325 cases of scabies were further added to the growing list of the disease outbreak in Gaza. 

This further drives the health system in Gaza into the brink of collapse as it struggles to tend to over 49,000 injured patients from the Israeli Regime’s relentless bombing, and an acute shortage of medical aid and hospital beds.  Only 11 out of 36 hospitals in Gaza are partially functional due to shortage of staff in comparison to a growing number of patients. 

The doctors in Gaza are further compelled to choose which patient receives care and which ones do not, with several severe cases being treated in the corridors, on the floors and even in the chapel.

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