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Famine Approaching in Northern Gaza as Palestinians Face Starvation: IPC Report

Famine ‘Imminent’ In North Gaza As Palestinians Continue To Starve: IPC Report

A recent Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report has painted a grim picture of the food insecurity crisis in northern Gaza, stating that famine is “imminent” for millions of starving Palestinians due to catastrophic food conditions exacerbated by Israel’s ongoing blockade of humanitarian aid.

The IPC report, released by the World Food Program, serves as a crucial tool for estimating hunger crises globally. It warns that North Gaza and surrounding areas are on the brink of famine, with food security and malnutrition reaching dire levels, potentially meeting the IPC’s fifth and most severe phase of acute food insecurity between now and May.

Southern governorates of Gaza, including Deir al-Balah, Khan Younis, and Rafah, are classified as IPC Phase 4 (Emergency) situations, facing a risk of famine through July, according to the report’s data. The entire population of Gaza, numbering 2.23 million, is grappling with high levels of acute food insecurity, with half expected to suffer catastrophic conditions if Israeli forces launch a planned ground offensive.

Famine Approaching in Northern Gaza as Palestinians Face Starvation: IPC Report

Famine Approaching in Northern Gaza as Palestinians Face Starvation: IPC Report (Credits: ABC News)

The situation in Gaza has been escalating since October, when Hamas militants attacked Israel, leading to an ongoing military campaign. Despite warnings from humanitarian agencies like the IPC in December, urging a reduction in hostilities and increased humanitarian access, little progress has been made. Israeli forces’ actions have resulted in widespread casualties, displacements, and blockades, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis.

Aid groups operating in Gaza, such as CARE International and Mercy Corps, have highlighted the severity of the crisis, with reports of skyrocketing malnutrition rates, particularly among children. The destruction of infrastructure, including farms and food processing sites, coupled with ongoing fighting hindering humanitarian efforts, has contributed to the dire situation.

The international community has called for a permanent cease-fire, the release of hostages, accountability for civilian casualties, and increased aid access to Gaza. Urgent action is needed to prevent further suffering and loss of life. As the world grapples with the crisis unfolding in Gaza, solidarity and immediate intervention are essential to alleviate the imminent threat of famine and humanitarian catastrophe in the region.

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