The Israeli evacuation order for hospitals in northern Gaza has been rejected by the World Health Organisation.
The World Health body therefore urged Israel to withdraw its evacuation order.
Speaking on Monday, October 23, WHO spokesman, Tarik Jašarević noted: “There are patients who are there that cannot simply be moved, many there are on mechanical ventilators.
“There are also newborns on incubators, people in unstable conditions, and it’s very difficult to move them. He said the task was “almost impossible. We are calling on Israel to reconsider this order.”
Also, a group of UN agencies have called for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza as conditions worsen in the territory.
The World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) were among five agencies that described the situation in Gaza as “catastrophic” in a joint statement.
The UN’s plea for a de-escalation of the conflict comes as Israel warns of intensified strikes on Gaza.
The UN agencies highlighted that children, pregnant women and the elderly were the most vulnerable – and that nearly half of the population of the Gaza Strip were children.
Calling for a ceasefire, the group said “immediate, unrestricted humanitarian access throughout Gaza” was necessary to “allow humanitarian actors to reach civilians in need”.
They added that “more than 1.6 million people in Gaza are in critical need of humanitarian aid.”
SOURCE: The Nation