YEMEN Press Agency

WHO: Malnutrition is “particularly severe” in northern Gaza

GAZA, March 05 (YPA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that malnutrition is “particularly severe” in the northern Gaza Strip.

“The situation is particularly aggravated in northern Gaza,” said Richard Peppercorn, WHO representative in Gaza and the West Bank.

Peppercorn added that one out of every six children under the age of two suffers from acute malnutrition in the northern Gaza Strip.

“This was in January,” he explained. “So the situation is likely to be worse today.”