17 Thousand Palestinian Children in Gaza Without Their Parents or Siblings Featured

By Gamal Khattab February 04, 2024 1068

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Human Rights

  The United Nations Children's Fund, also known as UNICEF, recently shared some sad news about Gaza's Children. They said that around 17,000 children in Gaza have either lost their parents or been separated from their families.

The Situation in Gaza

So, there's a place called Gaza, and it's been going through a tough time because of a war. The war has caused a lot of people to get hurt or even lose their lives. According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, more than 27,000 people have been affected by these attacks. It's really sad.

What UNICEF Says

Jonathan Krekes, who works for UNICEF, talked about the situation in Gaza. He said that many children there are feeling really scared and worried. They're not able to sleep properly, and they get really scared whenever they hear loud noises like explosions. It's really hard for them.

Jonathan also mentioned that some children have lost their parents, and it's difficult to even know who they are. There are even kids who are too young or shocked to say their own names. It's a really tough situation for them.

The Term "WCNSF"

During this war, a new term has come up called "WCNSF." It stands for "a wounded child with no family alive to care for him." It's a way to describe children who are hurt and don't have anyone to take care of them. It's really heartbreaking.

The Impact on Children's Health

UNICEF also shared some information about the health of children in Gaza. They said that around a thousand children have lost one or both of their legs since the war started. Can you imagine how difficult that must be for them?

They also mentioned that many of these surgeries were done without anesthesia, which means the kids didn't have anything to make them sleep or not feel pain during the operation. It's really tough because there aren't enough medical teams or equipment to help everyone in Gaza.

It's really sad to hear about what's happening to the children in Gaza. They're going through a really tough time, and it's not fair. No child should have to experience violence or lose their family. 

Source: German News Agency