Wednesday, April 24, 2024

“She was hungry the night before she died…”:Palestinian girl, 8, dies of starvation and dehydration

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor says it has documented the case of a young girl named Hanin Jum’aa in northern Gaza, who died from starvation.

Her father, Saleh, said Hanin, who was calcium deficient, complained she was hungry the night before she died.

In the pre-dawn hours, he said, she seemed unwell, “like she was on the verge of death”, so he used a donkey cart – no cars were available – to take her to a hospital “where the doctor told me she died of starvation and dehydration.”

Palestinians in Gaza are living in famine-like conditions because of the shortage of humanitarian aid.

The United Nations has warned that hundreds of thousands of people in Gaza are on the brink of starvation. About two million Palestinians are facing acute levels of hunger after many of them lost their homes and livelihoods.

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