Northern Gaza malnutrition ‘extreme,’ WHO says

Children pose for a picture at a stand selling flatbread in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza on March 3, 2024. (AFP)
Children pose for a picture at a stand selling flatbread in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza on March 3, 2024. (AFP)

The World Health Organization says malnutrition in northern Gaza is “particularly extreme.”

Richard Peeperkorn, WHO representative for Gaza and the West Bank, says that one in six children under two years of age were acutely malnourished in northern Gaza as of earlier this year.

“This was in January. So the situation is likely to be greater today,” Peeperkorn adds.

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