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Ursula von der Leyen: 'Gaza is facing famine'

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said that Gaza is facing famine, and urged for a rapid ceasefire agreement.

"Gaza is facing famine and we cannot accept this," von der Leyen told reporters on Sunday, speaking in Cairo after signing a strategic partnership agreement with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

"It is critical to achieve an agreement on a ceasefire rapidly now that frees the hostages and allows more humanitarian aid to reach Gaza."