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Humanitarian Conditions in Gaza Continue To Worsen

While the U.S. and U.K. keep talking about humanitarian relief in Gaza without having a ceasefire, the conditions for the population of Gaza keep getting worse. UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini, during a visit to the Gaza Strip on Jan. 13, said that “The massive death, destruction, displacement, hunger, loss and grief of the last 100 days are staining our shared humanity.” People are now living in “inhumane conditions,” he said, and diseases are spreading as Gazans “live through the unlivable.”

“For the people of Gaza, the past 100 days have felt like 100 years,” he said earlier, during a meeting with North Sinai Governor Mohamed Abdel-Fadil Shousha at Arish International Airport before departing for the city of Rafah, reported Al Ahram’s live update page for Jan. 14. “Everyone is targeted by the Israeli war machine, including women, children, elderly people, and UNRWA staffers,” he added.

Lazzarini said in a statement late Saturday, Jan. 13, the crisis had been “compounded by dehumanizing language and the use of food, water, and fuel as instruments of war.” The clock is “ticking fast towards famine” in Gaza, he warned.

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