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WHO cannot reach displaced people in Lebanon and Gaza

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7560.167-c (Published 20 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:167
  1. Owen Dyer,
  2. John Zarocostas
  1. London, Geneva

    Civilians, hospitals, and infrastructure vital to public health have not been spared by any of the parties to the escalating conflict in the Middle East, according to reports from international aid agencies.


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    Mariam Shihabiyah salvages some belongings from her apartment in the bombed area of southern Beirut, Lebanon

    Credit: BEN CURTIS/AP/EMPICS

    As the BMJ went to press, casualties stood at approximately 50 dead in the Gaza Strip, most of them reportedly Hamas militants. Israel had 24 dead, half of them civilians, and almost …

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