World Health Organization reports ‘severe shortage’ of drinking water and food; Paris ‘deeply concerned’ over civilian deaths
The emergency department at the al-Shifa hospital in northern Gaza is “a bloodbath” and the facility is “in need of resuscitation”, the World Health Organization has warned.
The WHO said “tens of thousands of displaced people are using the hospital building and grounds for shelter”, and that there is “a severe shortage” of drinking water and food.
The team described the emergency department as a “bloodbath”, with hundreds of injured patients inside, and new patients arriving every minute.
Patients with trauma injuries were being sutured on the floor, and limited to no pain management is available at the hospital.