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Half of Gaza’s population face ‘catastrophic’ food conditions, analysis warns

Famine is “imminent,” in Gaza where almost half of the population of around 2.2 million people are facing “catastrophic” food conditions, according to a new report from the United Nations’ backed Integrated Food Security Phase Classification.

“The famine threshold for household acute food insecurity has already been far exceeded and, given the latest data showing a steeply increasing trend in cases of acute malnutrition, it is highly likely that the famine threshold for acute malnutrition has also been exceeded,” says the report, published today.

“Half of the population of the Gaza Strip (1.11 million people) is expected to face catastrophic conditions,” says the report from the U.N.’s hunger monitoring system.

“Conflict continues to place severe limitations on the ability of humanitarian organizations to deliver life-saving food, nutrition, health, water, hygiene, sanitation and other life-saving assistance to the besieged population,” it adds.