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Doctors say one in five pregnant women in Gaza are malnourished

Only a trickle of aid is reaching Gaza, even after the UN warned of “pockets of famine” and widespread hunger across the enclave.

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Doctors say one in five pregnant women in Gaza are malnourished
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GAZA, 29 Feb: The medical unit of Gaza’s central hospital revealed that one in five pregnant women in the enclave suffer from malnourishment due to shortages of fuel and medical supplies.

Project Hope’s leading surgeon, Dr. Maram, said that children and women are suffering from extreme malnutrition.

According to the NGO, 21 percent of women have been diagnosed with malignancy in the last three weeks at the Deir al-Balah clinic. Dr. Maram said that due to the shortage of food and other necessities, the number of these patients is expected to increase.

The United Nations mentioned that more than 50% of the aid has been restricted from entering Gaza. The enclave needs at least 500 trucks per day, and currently, only 100 trucks are arriving.

Only a trickle of aid is reaching Gaza, even after the UN warned of “pockets of famine” and widespread hunger across the enclave.

Only a third of Gaza’s hospitals are even partially functional, according to UN figures, and those that are operating are overwhelmed with patients and short of supplies.

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