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Save the Children: Dire situation for children worsens in Gaza
Save the Children: Dire situation for children worsens in Gaza
[ 20/11/2012 - 05:32 PM ]

WASHINTON, (PIC)-- "It is a dangerous and terrifying time for children", Save the Children organization said, calling for an immediate end to the Israeli aggression on Gaza as the number of child casualties mounts.

“There is no clean water so children are going to have to start drinking the polluted tap water soon which is going to cause more severe health problems,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. “When they fall ill their parents can’t take them to the hospital.”

“It is a dangerous and terrifying time for children –who make up nearly half the population of the Gaza Strip,” Miles added, With so many children already malnourished and suffering from anemia, the impact on children’s health is potentially devastating.”

Schools and clinics have been badly affected. Twenty-five schools have been damaged along with two clinics and one hospital, Save the Children organization, concerned with children's rights and located in US, pointed out in its statement issued on Monday.

Most families have been trapped at home for four days, unable to leave to find basic supplies, the statement added.

“The escalation of violence on top of an already fragile situation is extremely dangerous for children,” said Alex Schein, Save the Children’s Country Director. “They are being deeply affected by what they have experienced, and many could need specialist care and support. The fear among adults is unbelievable so you can imagine what it’s like for children.”

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