The Gaza Humanitarian Crisis

This section includes news related to children's care in the context of the current humanitarian crisis affecting the Gaza region. This section is updated regularly.

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Christy Cooney - BBC News,

The UN's top court has ordered Israel to enable the unhindered flow of aid into Gaza in order to avert a famine.

Jason Burke - The Guardian,

An aid official who travelled the length of Gaza this week has described scenes of “utter annihilation”, with “nothing left” of what were once thriving and crowded cities in the territory. “The depth of the horror surpasses our ability to describe it,” said James Elder, a spokesperson with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

AlJazeera,

At least 17,000 children in the Gaza Strip have been left unaccompanied or separated from their families nearly four months into Israel’s assault on the enclave, the United Nations children’s agency estimates.

Yolande Knell - BBC,

Born amid the horrors of the war in Gaza, the month-old baby girl lying in an incubator has never known a parent's embrace. She was delivered by Caesarean section after her mother, Hanna, was crushed in an Israeli air strike. Hanna did not live to name her daughter.

Wyre Davies - BBC News,

The war in Gaza has already let to an unprecedented loss of life, but there's also growing concern about the destruction of public and private buildings. Now a senior UN official has told BBC News of his fears that the widespread damage will lead to a "lost generation" of young people.

Office of the High Commissioner For Human Rights,

The U.N. human rights chief on Friday called for an investigation into what he called Israel's use of "high-impact explosive weapons" in Gaza, which he said was causing indiscriminate destruction in the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Zofeen T. Ebrahim - The Guardian,

The death of 10-year-old Fatima Furiro would have passed sadly but quietly had it not been for the two graphic videos that turned up on social media. The little girl’s body was this week exhumed for a postmortem examination, days after the videos mysteriously appeared online.

Rachel Flint - BBC News,

This article from BBC News shares the story of one family from Pakistan who came to the UK to seek medical treatment for one of their children, leaving their eldest son behind with his grandmother in Pakistan. The grandmother later became ill and placed the boy in an orphanage where he is now "stuck" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hammad Asif - The Express Tribune,

The approved Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Child Protection Bill 2017 by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights, which safeguards minors from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect in compliance with constitutional provisions and international obligations, is a step forward in the right direction - but student Hammad Asif expresses lingering concerns about reporting incidents of child abuse and neglect. 

Riazul Haq - The Express Tribune,

The National Assembly's rights panel in Pakistan passed two bills to strengthen protective measures for children: The Islamabad Capital Territory Child Protection Bill 2017, which ensures the protection and care of all children, including unattended orphans; and the Juvenile Justice System Bill 2017, which aims to make special provisions for the legal protection of children.