A quarter of Gaza's people a step away from famine: UN

By Michelle Nichols
Updated February 28 2024 - 8:55am, first published 8:49am
Displaced Palestinian children queue up with their pots and containers waiting to receive food. (EPA PHOTO)
Displaced Palestinian children queue up with their pots and containers waiting to receive food. (EPA PHOTO)

At least 576,000 people in the Gaza Strip - one quarter of the population - are one step away from famine, a senior UN aid official has told the Security Council, warning that widespread famine could be "almost inevitable" without action.

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