Forced to give birth in the rubble of Gaza, in emergency shelters or in homes without medical care

It is estimated that There are currently around 50,000 pregnant women and 160 births per day in the Gaza Strip in deplorable conditions.according to UNRWA, due to the collapse of hospitals.

The executive director of the Spanish Committee of the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Raquel Martí, warns that “hospitals are no longer able to accept patients due to the collapse, creating a critical gap in access to services.” affect women and children. “Comprehensive emergency care for women’s health, newborn care and sexual and reproductive health is not being provided,” he added. Raquel Martí denounces this in Gaza “Sanitation conditions are deteriorating daily, there is a very high risk of infections and medical complications due to a lack of supplies and a lack of workers.”

Deadly diseases threaten Gaza’s residents

For its part, Unicef ​​​​warns of possible outbreaks of deadly diseases in the Gaza Strip. They admit that they are afraid that “children whose immune systems are very weakened due to food shortages” could be affected. For this reason, the spokesman for Unicef ​​​​Spain, Ildefonso González, emphasizes the need to immediately multiply the delivery of humanitarian assistance in the Palestinian enclave.

The Israeli attacks on Gaza have ensured this According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, at least 15,000 people have died since October 7, including more than 6,150 minors and 4,000 women.

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