Gaza conflict death toll hits 30,000 mark, WHO warns of possible famine and disease outbreak

The conflict in Gaza has escalated to devastating levels, with the death toll reaching over 30,000 people according to the Hamas-run health ministry. Among those killed, a large portion are women and children. The actual number of casualties is likely to be much higher, as many bodies remain trapped under rubble from Israeli airstrikes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concerns over the situation, stating that a quarter of Gaza’s population is now at risk of famine. There has also been a significant increase in infectious diseases due to a shortage of medicines and lack of medical care. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and conditions are dire.
Both Israel and Hamas have been engaged in intense fighting, with no clear end in sight. The toll on civilians, including children, has been immense. The conflict has also led to indirect casualties, with reports emerging that children are dying from dehydration and malnutrition in hospitals.
The UN has called for a ceasefire and warned that the situation in Gaza is unsustainable. Efforts to recover bodies and identify those missing are ongoing, but the full extent of the crisis is yet to be determined. It is crucial for the international community to step in and provide assistance to prevent further loss of life and alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.