‘Immediate risk’ of mass hospital closures and infrastructure collapse for 2 million in Gaza

9 August 2018

If emergency fuel is not immediately allowed into the Gaza Strip, five key hospitals could be forced to close and other vital facilities could grind to a halt, according to David Carden, head of the UN humanitarian office (OCHA) in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Since 2 August, the Israeli authorities have stopped fuel entering the enclave, in response to the launching of incendiary kites into the country across the Gaza border.

UN News’s Mustafa Al Gamal spoke with Mr. Carden.

Audio Credit:
Mustafa Al Gamal, UN News - Arabic
Audio Duration:
8'48"