LONDON – In Gaza, all of the 2.3 million inhabitants are lacking sufficient food and facing malnutrition, a World Food Program official has said.
“Before October 7, 33% of the population were food insecure,” the Guardian quoted Kyung-nan Park, the director of emergencies for the UN agency, as saying.
“We can safely say that 100% are food insecure at this moment,” she said.
She cited the lack of fuel and supplies to explain why only one of the 23 bakeries contracted by the agency is still functioning.
“Right now we are entering 40 to 50 trucks,” said Kyung-nan. “For just WFP food assistance, we would need 100 trucks a day to be able to provide any meaningful humanitarian food to the people in Gaza.”
“There are stories of people going there, being in line for 10 days and leaving empty handed … It’s quite serious,” she continued.