Israel-Gaza War – Save the Children International

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Children are paying the heaviest price of this war.

These past 6 months have been hell on earth for children in Gaza. They have lost homes, loved ones, the safety to which they have a right – and in many cases, their lives.

Children in Gaza are being killed by bombs and bullets at an unprecedented rate. They are dying from hunger and disease at the fastest pace on record. 

Almost every child who has managed to survive the past six months of war is now in the line of fire in Rafah. The majority of the displaced population – more than 1.7 million people (including over 610,000 children) are trapped in an area of just 62 sq km. They have nowhere safe to go.

Read more on the impact of forced displacement on children in Gaza.

For the children who survive the bombs and ground operations, many will die from famine, dehydration and disease if humanitarian aid continues to be weaponised. Many will also suffer from serious longer-term mental health impacts.

More than 1 million children in Gaza are at imminent risk of famine. Families are struggling to find enough food and water, with children already dying because of malnutrition and disease. The situation has never been more desperate.

While we welcome the release of some Israeli children held hostage in Gaza, all remaining hostages must be released immediately and unconditionally. Similarly, more must be done to protect Palestinian children held in Israeli military detention.

If we don’t act now, history will judge us all. We need a definitive ceasefire now.

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A humanitarian catastrophehas unfoldedin Gaza, with unimaginable and
unnecessary suffering. More than 4,500 children have now been killed, which is more than the annual number
of children killed in all conflicts since 2019.This number is still rising. For those children who survive the
bombs and ground operations, many will die from disease, starvation, and dehydration if humanitarian aid
continues to be weaponized.

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