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UN agency warns of critical situation in Gaza

Ramallah, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The population of the Gaza Strip and the UN agency in charge of helping the Palestinians are facing a critical situation today due to Israel’s ongoing attacks on that territory.

The situation was denounced on X by the commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Middle East (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, who explained that last month, more than one million Palestinians, most of whom have already been displaced several times, were forced to leave the southern city of Rafah “in search of a security they never find.”

The 36 UNRWA shelters in Rafah are empty, noted Lazzarini, who recalled that these facilities, under the UN flag, must be protected at all times.

We also had to interrupt health services and other benefits in the city due to the ground campaign initiated by the Israeli Army, he pointed out.

The top UNRWA official revealed that in the last three weeks, they were only able to collect 450 trucks laden with vital aid for the population.

“This is nothing compared to the needs: at least 600 trucks a day of commercial, humanitarian and fuel supplies” are needed, he stressed.

The fuel is running out, our teams are prepared to collect it when Israeli authorities give the green light, he denounced.

Destruction will bring more destruction, more pain, more anger and more loss for both Palestinians and Israelis, said the commissioner general, who called for a peace agreement between the parties.