‘Absolutely Shocking’ – UN Official Describes Children’s Ward at North Gaza Hospital

by | Mar 28, 2024

From the Palestine Chronicle:

A UN official has described the situation in the children’s ward at the Kamal Adwan hospital in north Gaza where at least 15 children have died as a result of starvation, as “absolutely shocking.”

“I went there because that was the hospital that was recording and reporting the deaths of children through nutritional malnutrition issues,” Jamie McGoldrick, the interim UN Coordinator in the Occupied Palestinian Territory told UN News.

He said he went to “the children’s ward, and it’s absolutely shocking to see what’s there.”

“Every single child in that ward has nutritional deficiencies, are emaciated. They’re on drip feeds and some of them are worse off than others,” McGoldrick explained.

“Some of them have complications, such as Hepatitis A or intestinal infections and all of that’s weakening their immune system,” he continued. “And days before we got there, there was some children who died and some of the children in that ward are in very, very bad condition.”

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