Bloody diarrhea, jaundice, hepatitis: Thousands fall ill in war-ravaged Gaza amid spike in infectious diseases


The war-torn Gaza Strip is facing a severe and growing health crisis due to the ongoing hostilities, the lack of access to adequate health care, and the lack of access to clean water and sanitation. Over 7,000 people, including many children, have been infected with diarrhea, jaundice, and hepatitis due to poor environmental conditions and a lack of access to adequate health care. The influx of infectious diseases in Gaza is further exacerbated by the spread of insurgencies, which have weakened the already fragile healthcare system. Furthermore, the chronic lack of resources, fuel, and electricity has made it difficult for medical professionals to attend to patients, resulting in a rapidly mounting death toll. The World Health Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross have both expressed deep concern for the health of individuals in the Gaza Strip, calling on the international community to ensure urgent humanitarian access to the remote area. In addition, the United Nations has called for $1 billion in humanitarian funding for the Gaza Strip in 2020.

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