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Intense heat in Gaza could worsen health crisis for Palestinians, WHO warns

21/6/2024 19:00
        The World Health Organization warned on Friday that scorching heat in the Gaza Strip could exacerbate health problems for Palestinians displaced by Israeli bombardment and heavy fighting between its forces and Hamas militants.
        
        The World Food Programme has warned that a massive public health crisis is looming in Gaza due to the lack of clean water, food and medical supplies. "We've seen massive displacement over the last weeks and months, and we know that combination and the heat can cause a rise in diseases," said Richard Peeperkorn, WHO's representative for Gaza and the West Bank.
        
        "We have water contamination because of hot water, and we will have much more food spoilage because of the high temperature. We will get insect mosquitoes and flies, dehydration, heat stroke."
        
        Extreme heat has killed hundreds worldwide as the northern hemisphere summer begins.
        
        Peeperkorn said in Gaza, due to poor water and sanitation conditions, the number of cases of diarrhoea were 25 times higher than usual.
        



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