‘Immediate risk’ of mass hospital closures and infrastructure collapse for 2 million in Gaza

from UN News Service
Published on 09 Aug 2018 View Original

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If emergency fuel is not immediately allowed into the Gaza Strip, five key hospitals could be forced to close and other vital facilities could grind to a halt, according to David Carden, head of the UN humanitarian office (OCHA) in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Since 2 August, the Israeli authorities have stopped fuel entering the enclave, in response to the launching of incendiary kites into the country across the Gaza border.

UN News’s Mustafa Al Gamal spoke with Mr. Carden.

Audio Credit:
Mustafa Al Gamal, UN News - Arabic
Audio Duration: 8'48"