Thu. Apr 25th, 2024

Gaza’s Health Ministry says at least 15 children have died in the past few days from malnutrition and dehydration at the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Gaza City.

“We fear for the lives of SIX [other] children suffering from malnutrition and diarrhea at the hospital’s intensive care unit as a result of the cessation of the electric generator and oxygen and the weakness of medical capabilities,” ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement on Sunday.

On Friday, the hospital director announced the death of seven children, noting that they suffered from severe dehydration and malnutrition.

The hospital has been out of service for months due to Israel’s attacks and lack of fuel and medicine.