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Palestinians are eating animal feed to stay alive in Gaza: ActionAid

Hunger in Gaza has become so serious that people have even run out of animal feed to eat, development charity ActionAid has said.

“Every single person in the territory” is now experiencing extreme levels of hunger, the charity said in a statement on Friday.

Riham Jafari, advocacy and communications coordinator at ActionAid Palestine, said the situation will get worse if Israel goes ahead with its planned assault on Rafah.

“Aid operations will grind to a complete halt, denying a lifeline to hundreds of thousands of people,” Jafari said.

“The consequences are unimaginable. Governments around the world must do everything in their power to prevent a further onslaught in Rafah and push for a permanent and immediate ceasefire. It’s the only way to stop the indiscriminate killing of civilians, allow aid to enter Gaza and be distributed safely at scale to prevent famine and deadly disease outbreaks.”

Israel’s attacks on Gaza have killed at least 28,775 Palestinians and wounded 68,552 since October 7.

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