At least six children in Gaza died of hunger and thirst in a few days

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At least six children have died in recent days as a result of dehydration and malnutrition in Gaza, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health in Gaza, infomira CNN.

At least four children died at Kamal Advan Hospital in the past few days, and two children died at Al-Shifa Medical Complex on Wednesday, the health ministry and a local doctor said.

"Another baby died today as a result of malnutrition at Kamal Adwan Hospital, which is the only pediatric hospital in northern Gaza," Dr. Hussam Abu Safiya, acting director and head of pediatrics at Kamal Adwan Hospital, said in a statement. last Wednesday. .

Safia said generators will stop working tonight due to the hospital's fuel shortage, "which means our incubators and oxygen supply will stop and run only on solar panels during the day."

The hospital has not been working since today due to lack of fuel, and surgical operations in the hospital were completely stopped due to lack of medical supplies, Safia added.
Safia also pointed to the lack of medical care and infant formula at the hospital and said babies were given milk that was diluted and unconcentrated every five or six hours instead of the recommended three to four hours.

Mothers cannot produce natural milk due to dehydration and lack of nutritious food, Safia said.

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