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Raising humanitarian concerns, UN official stresses need to avoid worsening of Gaza crisis

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UN agencies are sounding the alarm on the humanitarian impact of the on-going violence. (..) “We are deeply concerned about the situation in Gaza and will continue to assist the most vulnerable households, many of whom have been affected by the violence,” said WFP’s Country Director in the occupied Palestinian territories, Pablo Recalde. (..) However, access to Gaza is challenging even under normal circumstances, noted the agency, which is concerned about its ability to continue reaching those in need should the conflict escalate.