GAZA: UNICEF Reports 17,000 Unaccompanied Children

Mahamadou Simpara - Morocco World News

Rabat - Amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has revealed an estimate of at least 17,000 children who are unaccompanied or separated from their families.

Speaking at a virtual press conference from Jerusalem, UNICEF spokesperson for Palestinian territories, Jonathan Crickx, emphasized the immense difficulty in locating these children, stating that at times, they “cannot even say their names” when arriving at hospitals, traumatized and injured.

The dire situation is highlighted by accounts from a center where unaccompanied children are being cared for.