United Nations: Displaced people in Gaza suffer from difficulty obtaining shelter, health and food

New York – Together – The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Thursday that hundreds of thousands of displaced people in southern Gaza suffer from difficulty obtaining shelter, health, food, water and sanitation.

The office stated in a press statement that, from June 7 to 14, it led humanitarian assessments in four displacement sites in southern Gaza (Deir al-Balah, two in Khan Yunis and two in the Al-Mawasi area in Rafah).

He pointed out that he found people living in overcrowded temporary shelters and tents who are in dire need of repair and do not provide any protection from the extreme heat, pointing out that access to water is very low, and people are forced to stand in queues for long hours to obtain it.

The office said in its statement that there is a continuous spread of infectious diseases, amid the overflow of sewage, the spread of insects, rodents and snakes, and an almost complete lack of hygiene supplies and sanitation facilities.

The office indicated th
at many families report that they eat only one meal every day, while some eat one meal every two or three days, and rely mostly on bread, sharing food with other families, and rationalizing stocks.

The office explained that the restrictions imposed on access continue to severely undermine the process of providing aid and basic humanitarian services throughout Gaza, noting that the occupation forces, between June 1 and 18, prevented, facilitated and obstructed more than 40 humanitarian missions.

Source: Maan News Agency