Gaza faces ‘immediate possibility’ of starvation as disease spreads, UN says

Warning that supplies of food and water are practically nonexistent as fears grow for people crowded into the south

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The UN has warned that Gaza’s civilians face the “immediate possibility” of starvation, and that overcrowding and lack of clean water are speeding the spread of diseases as winter approaches.

Deliveries of already scarce food and other supplies have been halted in recent days because of shortages of fuel for trucks and a communications blackout that has made it impossible to coordinate deliveries, aid agencies said. Palestinian network operators said they had no fuel to power phone and internet systems.

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