UNICEF Reports Devastating Toll on Children in Gaza: Over 13,000 Killed!

World | March 18, 2024, Monday // 09:34|  views

In a harrowing revelation, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that more than 13,000 children lost their lives during the Israeli offensive in Gaza. The distressing report, highlighted by Reuters, underscores the profound humanitarian crisis gripping the region, with many children suffering from severe malnutrition and unimaginable trauma.

UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell, speaking on CBS' Face the Nation, painted a grim picture of the situation, emphasizing the staggering toll on Gaza's youngest residents. "Thousands more are injured or we can't even pinpoint where they are," Russell lamented. "They may be buried under the rubble... We have not seen this level of child mortality in almost any other conflict in the world."

Russell's remarks shed light on the dire conditions faced by children in Gaza, where the conflict has exacted a heavy toll on innocent lives. Describing scenes of unimaginable suffering, she recounted encounters with children so weakened by malnutrition that they lacked the strength to cry. "I've been in wards with children suffering from severe anaemia, malnutrition, the whole ward is absolutely silent," Russell shared. "Because the children, the babies... they don't even have the energy to cry."

The staggering death toll and widespread suffering among children underscore the urgent need for immediate humanitarian intervention in Gaza.

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