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    WHO chief reports Nasser Hospital in Gaza running out of fuel, food, and supplies.

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    Somali Magazine – The president of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Friday that 350 patients and 5,000 displaced residents remain in Nasser Hospital in southern Gaza, which is running low on fuel, food, and supplies.

    As combat worsens outside the Khan Younis hospital, hundreds of patients and health staff have left, according to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

    “Currently, 350 patients and 5000 displaced persons stay at the hospital. “The hospital is running out of fuel, food, and supplies,” he wrote on X, alongside a video from the facility.

    He stated that combat continues near the hospital and that access to supplies “remains challenging.”

    “We appeal for an an immediate ceasefire, so that we can replenish urgently needed lifesaving supplies,” he told reporters.

    Israel has begun a deadly offensive in the Gaza Strip since Hamas’ strike on October 7, killing at least 26,083 Palestinians and wounded 64,487 more. The Hamas strike killed an estimated 1,200 Israelis.

    According to the UN, the Israeli war has internally displaced 85% of Gaza’s population, resulting in critical shortages of food, potable water, and medication, and more than half of the enclave’s infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed.

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