5,300 children were killed in Gaza

5,300 children were killed in Gaza

A session was held at the UN Security Council (UNSC) on the situation in Gaza. Briefing member countries here, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Catherine Russell said a humanitarian pause in the conflict in Gaza was not enough and stressed that a ceasefire was urgently needed. humanitarian to put an end to the massacre.

Noting that military mobility has increased in southern Gaza, Russell stated that this would worsen the already poor humanitarian situation, adding: “Attacks against the South must be avoided.” saying.

Russell said they welcomed resolution 2712 adopted by the UN Security Council and that the resolution points out the disproportionate impact of war on children and that its implementation is important.


Russell noted that the loss of life in the current crisis is very high and stated that the UN has been recording violations against children for 17 years and that the number of children killed in this period was 1,653.

Russell emphasized that the war must end immediately, saying: “5,300 Palestinian children were killed in just 46 days. This corresponds to 115 children per day. 40 percent of deaths in Gaza are children. Such a situation had never been encountered before. Gaza is the most dangerous place in the world for children.” he said.

Russell stated that they have information that approximately 1,200 children are under the rubble in Gaza and said: “Children are not just dying from bombs, rockets or guns. At the same time, the terrible living conditions cause death.” he said.

Russell stated that 1 million, that is, all the children in the Gaza Strip, face food shortages.

Catherine Russell reported that 35 children have been killed in Israel and 56 in the West Bank since October 7, and 450,000 children need humanitarian aid there.

Russell stated that he met many families and children during his visit to Gaza and said: “I can’t forget what I saw and heard.” saying. (AA)

Source: Sozcu


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