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95 percent of those facing starvation in the world are in Gaza

Of the 600,000 people facing starvation globally, only five percent live outside of Gaza, according to figures from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).

The organisation made up of UN agencies and other non-profit groups also said 90 percent of Gaza's population of 2.3 million people faces food insecurity.

Israel blocked food and energy supplies into Gaza when it began its war on the Palestinian territory in October.

The area had already been under a military blockade since 2007.