Gaza is an ideal breeding ground for potential the next deadly global pandemic

Hunger is ravaging Gaza, and this is expected to increase illness across the Strip, most acutely among children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and older people.

The United Nations is tracking 14 diseases with “epidemic potential” as the frayed healthcare system reports soaring rates of dysentery, watery diarrhea, and acute respiratory infections that might overwhelm global responses, 

In new estimates released by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) global partnership, which includes the World Health Organization (WHO), said Gaza is facing “catastrophic levels of food insecurity,” with the risk of famine “increasing each day.”


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