Guardian editorial: Drip-feeding Gaza

The food needs of Gaza's citizens are now at the mercy of political tensions between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and other militant groups. WFP spokesperson Kirstie Campbell looks at how food is no longer a right when you're more or less cut off from the outside world.

The food needs of Gaza's citizens are now at the mercy of political tensions between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and other militant groups. WFP spokesperson Kirstie Campbell looks at how food is no longer a right when you're more or less cut off from the outside world.

The fridge of Hamoud al-Jalal is as bare as the spartan walls of his apartment. There are bottles of water, some tomatoes, aubergines, and bread in addition to medicine for his heart and kidney problems. With a diet of bread and fried vegetables, it's no surprise that his wife, Attia, and at least two of their 12 children, are anaemic. Read more...