Israel-Palestine Crisis: WHO Director’s Remarks at UN Security Council

Source The United Nations

“Briefing by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.”


Media – Since 7 October 2023, the escalating crisis in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory has caused large numbers of civilian deaths and injuries. In the Gaza Strip, airstrikes and a lack of medical supplies, food, water and fuel have virtually depleted an already under-resourced health system.

Hospitals have been operating far beyond capacity due to rising numbers of patients as well as displaced civilians seeking shelter. The provision of essential health services – from maternal and newborn care to treatment for chronic conditions – has been severely compromised.

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