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UNICEF Director Calls Gaza a Catastrophic Nutrition Crisis

Catherine Russell, Executive Director of UNICEF, spoke at a United Nations Security Council hearing on the protection of children in Gaza Nov. 22 and described a mounting humanitarian emergency. After having recently visited the Gaza Strip, she said: “I am haunted by what I saw and heard [in Gaza].”

Russell said that 1 million children inside Gaza ("really all children inside the territory") are now food insecure, “facing what could soon become a catastrophic nutrition crisis.… We project that over the next few months, child wasting, the most life-threatening form of malnutrition in children, could increase by nearly 30% in Gaza.”

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