#UNICEF: Disease could kill more children in Gaza than Israeli bombings
22:54, Wednesday, 20 December, 2023
A senior United Nations official has warned that more children in Gaza could die from diseases than from the Israeli bombings in the besieged Palestinian territory.
UNICEF spokesperson James Elder called for an immediate humanitarian truce in Gaza, warning once more that without a truce disease-deaths could outnumber bombing-deaths in the besieged Palestinian territory.
In a Tuesday posting on UNICEF's X platform, Elder announced, “Without sufficient safe water, food, and sanitation that only a humanitarian ceasefire can bring - child deaths due to disease could surpass those killed in bombardments.”