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WHO calls for humanitarian corridor in Gaza

Posted on Jul 25 2014 | IANS

Geneva, July 25 : The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday called for safe passage in the Gaza Strip to evacuate the injured in the 18-day Israeli offensive which has left more than 800 Palestinians, mostly civilians, dead and over 5,000 injured.

The WHO highlighted the importance of putting up this humanitarian corridor for the safe transfer of the wounded out of the Strip to receive treatment.

Four hospitals in Gaza have been damaged since Israel began its military operations against the Strip July 8.

Al Aqsa Hospital, which was the main hospital in the Gaza Strip, was the last of medical facilities to be hit by the Israeli shelling.

Also, 12 clinics, a centre for people with disabilities, two water desalinisation plants and 10 ambulances were struck in the raids.

The World Food Programme (WFP) Friday said it had succeeded in supplying emergency food aid to 160,000 people in Gaza, in addition to 285,000 already being taken care of by the programme.

Meanwhile, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) condemned the killing of 10 Palestinian children in the last 24 hours.

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