A new health disaster looms over Gaza, as dead bodies remain scattered in streets

A health disaster looms in the Gaza Strip, warned Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, as dead bodies remain scattered in the streets and under the rubble of buildings destroyed by the Israeli aggression, which is in its seventh week now. The rights organization pointed to the risk of diseases, such as cholera and disorders of the immune system, spreading throughout the Strip.

The humanitarian situation is dramatically deteriorating in the Gaza Strip due to the lack of access to water, electricity, and equipment needed to bury the bodies of the dead. This constitutes a dangerous threat to public health and the environment, as Euro-Med Monitor stated, and may serve as breeding grounds not only for infectious and communicable diseases but also for skin and respiratory problems.

Euro-Med Monitor estimated that 4,150 people are missing beneath the debris of buildings hit by Israeli air and artillery strikes, with little hope of survival. Hundreds of additional bodies that cannot be recovered remain on the roads, particularly in areas where the Israeli army has conducted ground incursions.

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