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1 Million Trapped in South Gaza Facing Water Crisis Amid Shocking Destruction

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Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Carl Skau, has highlighted the dire humanitarian crisis in south Gaza, where one million people are trapped without access to clean water and proper sanitation amid ongoing battles. “It’s a public health and protection disaster,” Skau emphasized, underscoring the severity of the situation.

Skau reported that in northern Gaza, WFP’s food deliveries via the Erez crossing have improved access to basic nutrition, a lifeline that must be maintained. However, he stressed the urgent need for more diverse and nutritious food to meet the population’s needs.

During his two-day visit to Gaza, Skau witnessed firsthand the extreme trauma and exhaustion affecting people across the entire strip, from the southern regions to the northernmost areas.

“The level of destruction is shocking,” he remarked. The physical and psychological toll on the residents is immense, with entire communities struggling to cope with the aftermath of relentless conflict.

Skau also pointed out the extraordinary challenges faced by WFP staff in carrying out their life-saving work. “The challenges our staff are facing are like nothing I have ever seen,” he stated, highlighting the unprecedented difficulties in delivering aid amidst the ongoing violence and destruction.

The situation in south Gaza is particularly grave, as the lack of potable water and adequate sanitation poses severe health risks. Contaminated water and poor sanitation can lead to the spread of diseases, further exacerbating the already critical public health crisis.

In addition to the immediate need for clean water and sanitation, Skau called for sustained efforts to provide comprehensive support to the affected populations. This includes ensuring consistent food supplies and addressing the broader nutritional needs of the community.

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza underscores the urgent need for international support and intervention to alleviate the suffering of the population.

The WFP, along with other humanitarian organizations, is working tirelessly to provide relief, but the scale of the disaster requires a coordinated and sustained effort.

Skau’s observations and the WFP’s ongoing efforts highlight the critical need for continued attention and resources to address the humanitarian emergency in Gaza.

The international community must act swiftly to support these efforts and ensure that the basic needs of the people in Gaza are met, particularly those trapped in the hardest-hit areas.

The situation remains fluid, and the WFP is committed to adapting its operations to meet the evolving needs of the population. However, the challenges are immense, and the need for international solidarity and support has never been more urgent.

The people of Gaza are in desperate need of help, and it is incumbent upon the global community to respond with compassion and urgency.

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