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Unicef director 'haunted' after visit to Gaza

The executive director of Unicef said she was “haunted” after a visit to Gaza where children are at growing risk of starvation.

“Children in Gaza continue to pay a catastrophic price from blocked aid routes and intensified military operations and fighting in Rafah,” Unicef executive director Catherine Russell wrote on X after briefing the UN Security Council.

"For small children, severe acute malnutrition can leave permanent cognitive and physical damage,” she wrote on X. “No child should die from starvation”.