Posted: 21.11.2023 09:47:00

WHO: one child dies in Gaza every ten minutes

One child dies in Gaza every ten minutes, food shortages and bombardments make children pay the heaviest price in this war, RIA Novosti reports with reference to WHO statement


The World Health Organisation posted on its X account, “A child is killed on average every 10 minutes in Gaza, there is not enough food and water. Houses, schools and hospitals are being bombed. Children in Gaza are paying the heaviest price in this conflict. They need security, services and peace.”

Earlier, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the occasion of World Children's Day said that the conflict in Gaza claimed many lives in record time and with a level of cruelty unprecedented in recent decades. According to the source, at least 4.6 thousand children were killed in five weeks.