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UNICEF warns: Aid to Gaza may stop within days

UNICEF warns: Aid to Gaza may stop within days

Dwindling food and fuel stocks could force aid operations to halt within days in Gaza as vital crossings remain closed, forcing hospitals to close and leading to more malnutrition, UN aid agencies warned today. United, writes Sky news. 

Aid workers sounded the alarm this week after Israel closed the Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossings to aid and people as part of its military operation in Rafah, where more than a million people have taken refuge after fleeing bombings in other parts of Gaza.

"For five days, no fuel and virtually no humanitarian aid has entered the Gaza Strip and we are scraping the bottom of the barrel," said UNICEF's senior emergency coordinator for the Gaza Strip, Hamish Young.

"This is already a big issue for the population and for all humanitarian actors, but in a few days, if not corrected, the lack of fuel could halt humanitarian operations," he added. 

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