UN food agency decries 'appalling' situation in Gaza

Published on 03 January 2009

The UN emergency food programme has begun distributing bread to families caught up in an "appalling" humanitarian situation in Gaza, the agency said Friday. "The current situation in Gaza is appalling, and many basic food items are no longer available on the market," the World Food Programme's representative in the occupied Palestinian territory, Christine van Nieuwenhuyse, said in a statement.

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