The conflict in the besieged Palestinian territory of Gaza for the past two and a half months has resulted in an acute humanitarian crisis. About 2.3 million residents of the valley, controlled by the Palestinian independence group Hamas, are starving. Also, the risk of famine is increasing in Gaza. This information was given in a report of the United Nations on Thursday.
According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report, all people in Gaza are facing acute food insecurity. The report was prepared by the IPC incorporating information from the World Food Program (WFP) and other UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The IPC is a multi-partner based platform that analyzes data to determine the severity and extent of the hunger crisis according to internationally recognized scientific standards.
Some food, water and medicine are being trucked into Gaza from Egypt, but the UN says this meets only 10 percent of needs.
According to the IPC report, there is a risk of famine and it is increasing every day. The situation is worsening with intense fighting and limited humanitarian aid entering.
About 20,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza so far in the Hamas-Israeli war that began on October 7. 52 thousand 586 people have been wounded in Gaza in this war which lasted for more than two months. Thousands more were buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings.