UN experts declare famine has spread throughout Gaza Strip


GENEVA: The recent deaths of more Palestinian children due to hunger and malnutrition leaves no doubt that famine has spread across the entire Gaza Strip, a group of independent experts said today.

In a press statement, the experts called upon the international community to prioritise the delivery of humanitarian aid by land by any means necessary, end Israel’s siege, and establish a ceasefire.

Signatories to the statement include Michael Fakhri, Special Rapporteur on the right to food; Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Tlaleng Mofokeng, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, and Francesca Albanese, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967.

Source: Emirates News Agency