Sunday 21 July 2024

GMO: 17,000 children in Gaza are orphaned

About 17,000 children in the Gaza Strip are orphaned since the start of the Israeli genocide war against Palestinians on Oct. 7, Gaza’s Government Media Office (GMO) revealed on Sunday.

The GMO also pointed out that 3% of the total number of these orphaned children lost both of their parents.


UN estimates earlier revealed that at least 17,000 children in the Gaza Strip have been left unaccompanied or separated from their families nearly four months into Israel’s assault on the enclave.


For its part, Save the Children organization revealed that “children in Gaza surviving the violence are enduring unspeakable horrors, including life-changing injuries, burns, disease, inadequate medical care, and losing their parents and other loved ones.”


“They have been forced to flee violence, often repeatedly, with no safe place to go, and face the terror of an uncertain future.”


“Before this war, UNICEF was considering that more than 500,000 children were already in need of Mental Health and Psychosocial support in the Gaza Strip. Today, it estimates that almost all children are in need of mental health and psychosocial support, that is more than 1 million children.



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