UN experts say Gaza facing most severe degree of food insecurity


The recent deaths of many more children from hunger in the Gaza Strip suggest that famine has spread throughout the enclave, according to a group of independent human rights experts authorised by the UN on Tuesday.

According to Gaza health officials, at least 33 children have died as a result of hunger, largely in northern communities that had previously borne the brunt of the Israeli military onslaught began following the Oct. 7 Hamas assault on southern Israel.

Since early May, the conflict has moved to southern Gaza, limiting humanitarian flows into the enclave due to limitations imposed by Israel, which has accused UN agencies of failing to transfer supplies efficiently.

In their statement on Tuesday, the group of 11 rights experts mentioned the deaths of three children aged 13, nine, and six months due to malnutrition in the southern district of Khan Younis and the central town of Deir Al-Balah since the end of May.

Their statement, signed by experts including the…


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