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UN official warns of deteriorating health situation in Gaza Strip

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39384.526944.DB (Published 01 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:907
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. Geneva

    The United Nations' top humanitarian official has warned that the health situation has seriously deteriorated in the Gaza Strip and called on the Israeli government not to restrict the exit of Palestinian emergency patients seeking care outside the territory.

    John Holmes, the UN emergency relief coordinator, voiced “great concern” about the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank over the increasing restrictions on commercial and humanitarian activity.

    The “squeeze is tightening all the time,” he said …

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