World Health Organization: 27 children have died in Gaza since the start of the war due to malnutrition

Jerusalem - Together - The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that 27 children have died in the Gaza Strip since October 7, due to malnutrition. Ghebreyesus explained in a post on the 'X' platform on Wednesday that this number will rise further if a ceasefire is not reached immediately. He stressed the need to establish security throughout the sector in order to increase the distribution of humanitarian aid to the population. Israel restricts the entry of aid by land into Gaza, which has led to a scarcity of food, medicine and fuel supplies and has created a famine that has begun to claim the lives of children and the elderly in the Strip, which is inhabited by about 2.3 million people, including about two million displaced as a result of the war, and which Israel has besieged for 17 years. Source: Maan News Agency