Apr 8, 2024, 12:33 PM
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Lives of 2 m people turned upside down, UNRWA comments on Gaza War

Apr 8, 2024, 12:33 PM
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Lives of 2 m people turned upside down, UNRWA comments on Gaza War

Tehran, IRNA – The lives of two million people were turned upside down, often overnight, Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) says.

"No words can do justice to the horrors that people in #Gaza are living in since the war began six months ago," Philippe Lazzarini posted on X on Sunday regarding the ramifications of the genocidal war in the Gaza Strip.

"The lives of 2 million people were turned upside down, often overnight," he said, adding, "Many lost the most precious: their loved ones. Everything is in short supply except for grieving hearts."

"This war broke all the superlatives with the highest number of children killed, aid workers, journalists and medical teams + unprecedented attacks & destruction of hospitals & @UN buildings in blatant disregard of International Humanitarian Law. All lines - including the red lines - were crossed. This war is made far worse through technologies misused by humans to harm other humans; en-mass. It is made worse by the famine born from an Israeli-imposed siege, one would think it’s from a different era. As a result, a man-made famine is eating up bodies of babies and young children."

Meanwhile, attacks continue against UNRWA, the largest humanitarian organization, with the aim to dismantle it and deny refugee status to millions of Palestinians, he added.

Amid political debates and failed diplomacy, between well-polished talking points and statements, the hellhole in Gaza is deepening by the day, he noted.

The official said that civilians - wherever they are - must be protected as every civilian life lost is a tragedy.

All hostages in Gaza must be released, he said, adding that a ceasefire must be implemented now.

"Israel must open more land crossings & lift all restrictions on the work of @UNRWA without further delay," he underlined.

This is now a race against time to restore our humanity, Lazzarini further noted.

The Palestinian Health Ministry’s headquarters in the Gaza Strip has announced that the number of martyrs in the besieged area has reached 33,137 since October 7, 2023, up until now.


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