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Gaza faces catastrophic levels of food insecurity

United Nations, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Gaza faces catastrophic levels of food insecurity as the risk of famine surges every day, the Global Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Association warned on Thursday.

According to these estimates, 93% of the Strip’s population poses critical hunger rates, with insufficient food and high levels of malnutrition.

At least one in four households goes through catastrophic conditions that include an extreme lack of inputs and hunger, so they resort to selling their possessions and other extreme measures to afford a simple meal.

Hunger, misery and death are evident, the Association grants, which includes entities such as the World Health Organization.

The lack of food is impacting the proliferation of disease across the enclave, especially among children, pregnant and lactating women and the elderly.

The civilian population in Gaza Strip is already experiencing dizzying rates of infectious diseases with over 100,000 cases of diarrhea since October.