‘We must not fail in Gaza’ say UN agencies, joining global call to action

‘We must not fail in Gaza’ say UN agencies, joining global call to action

United Nations agencies and offices are expressing alarm over the limited progress in rebuilding the lives of those affected by last summer’s fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip.

A joint statement from some 30 international aid agencies said that six months after a ceasefire ended over seven weeks of fighting the Israeli-imposed blockade continues, the political process, along with the economy, are paralyzed, and living conditions have worsened.

“Reconstruction and repairs to the tens of thousands of homes, hospitals, and schools damaged or destroyed in the fighting has been woefully slow. Sporadic rocket fire from Palestinian armed groups has resumed,” the agencies said…

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