Commissioner-General of UNRWA Philippe Lazzarini reiterates his call for a humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas, warning that the future of Gaza’s children “is at stake.”
More than half a million children in the Gaza Strip are no longer going to school, the head of the agency for Palestinian refugees writes on X, formerly Twitter.
“Every day of war deepens the scars, risking a lost generation vulnerable to exploitation,” he adds. “Children are being robbed of childhood.”
4 months of a brutal war in #Gaza, the toll on children is tragic, their future at stake.
More than half a million girls & boys are out of primary & secondary school in Gaza. Every day of war deepens the scars, risking a lost generation vulnerable to exploitation.
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— Philippe Lazzarini (@UNLazzarini) February 9, 2024