WHO director-general expresses grave concern for health of hostages in Gaza

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus looks on during a press conference on the World Health Organization's 75th anniversary in Geneva, on April 6, 2023. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)
World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus looks on during a press conference on the World Health Organization's 75th anniversary in Geneva, on April 6, 2023. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)

The director-general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells the UN Security Council that his agency is “gravely concerned for the health and well-being of Israeli hostages in Gaza, many of whom are older people, children and those with urgent medical needs.”

Ghebreyesus says he spoke last month with the families of hostages and will meet with more of them in Geneva next week. “I feel their heartache and fear.”

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