On Wednesday, Unrwa launched a $38m appeal for Gaza and the West Bank to provide immediate food, non-food, and health and psychosocial support to Palestinians. The British Red Cross also launched a crisis appeal for both Israel and Palestine on the same day, saying hospitals in Gaza, already overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients, were at “at risk of further collapse”.
International aid groups sounded the alarm about the long-term problems now faced in Gaza, a tiny, congested enclave home to two million people
International medical charity Medecins Sans Frontières called Israel’s bombardment of Gaza “inexcusable and intolerable”, saying that indirect fire had damaged several clinics in the Strip including destroying their own sterilisation room that provided treatment for hundreds of trauma and burn patients.
It said access to healthcare for casualties with life-threatening injuries is being “severely restricted” as Israeli airstrikes have damaged many roads leading to hospitals. In addition, many medical staff are concerned for their safety while on their journeys to work and some medical supplies are running low.
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