People living in the isolated north of Gaza have told the BBC that children are going without food for days, as aid convoys are increasingly denied permits to enter. Some residents have resorted to grinding animal feed into flour to survive, but even stocks of those grains are now dwindling, they say.

People have also described digging down into the soil to access water pipes, for drinking and washing.

The UN has warned that acute malnutrition among young children in the north has risen sharply, and is now above the critical threshold of 15%.

The UN’s humanitarian coordination agency, Ocha, says more than half the aid missions to the north of Gaza were denied access last month, and that there is increasing interference from Israeli forces in how and where aid is delivered.

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  • @Daiken
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    595 months ago

    We’re watching idly as Israel continues it’s horrific genocide.

    • @RealFknNito
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      65 months ago

      We have no legs and no arms. All we can do is scream.

  • @febra
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    5 months ago

    Whenever I see downvotes on these news articles I assume it’s just some turbo zionist propagandists.

    EDIT: Downvote all you want, but at least leave a comment saying what upset you.

  • @[email protected]
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    305 months ago

    I mean that’s terrible but did you hear about the Israeli hostage who had to go two weeks without shoes?

    • @spirinolas
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      195 months ago

      I’ve seen videos of starving Palestinian children and not once have I seen them condemn Hamas and the October 7th attacks! The audacity of those people!

  • Jeena
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    225 months ago

    If they are seen as human animals by the Israel state, it’s just as intended that they eat animal food, isn’t it?

  • @RealFknNito
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    95 months ago

    The Biden administration definitely are paying a small group of people to whisper in their ear “We’re the good guys, we’re the good guys, we’re the good guys.” just to get through the day when people mention Gaza.

  • @Potatos_are_not_friends
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    I got downvoted because I insinuated that israel is treating Gaza’s people like subhumans.

    There’s a population of innocent people starving because of their actions, and their only response, besides continuing the extermination, is to send assassins into hospitals, destroy aid coming their way and tell snipers to shoot to kill.

  • volvoxvsmarla
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    65 months ago

    Jesus Christ, my first reaction was That’s great news! They got something to eat!! I can’t believe I am happy to read someone is eating animal feed but I guess this is better than nothing at all. Ffs.

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    65 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    People living in the isolated north of Gaza have told the BBC that children are going without food for days, as aid convoys are increasingly denied permits to enter.

    The BBC spoke to three people living in Gaza City and Beit Lahia, and viewed footage and interviews filmed by local journalists in Jabalia.

    “We know there is a very serious risk of famine in Gaza if we don’t provide very significant volumes of food assistance on a regular basis,” said the WFP regional chief, Matt Hollingworth.

    Duha al-Khalidi, a mother of four in Beit Lahia, told the BBC two weeks ago that she walked six miles (9.5km) to her sister’s house in Gaza City, in a desperate search for food, after her children had not eaten for three days.

    Video filmed in the Jabalia neighbourhood north of Gaza City shows residents sitting among the rubble of bombed out streets, digging down into the earth to tap large underground water pipes.

    As Israel bombs Rafah, ahead of a widely expected ground offensive there, leaders on both sides are under pressure to end the suffering of people trapped in Gaza - their enemy’s, and their own.


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