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Amid ongoing heavy military operations in the vicinity of the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners were able to reach the hospital on Monday and deliver essential medical supplies for 1000 patients. WHO
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STORY: WHO / GAZA MEDICAL SUPPLIES
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SOURCE: WHO
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LANGAUGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 29 JANUARY 2024, RAFAH / 29 AND 30 JANUARY 2024, KHAN YOUNIS, GAZA

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29 JANUARY 2024, RAFAH, GAZA

1. Various shots, WHO supplies being loaded onto vehicles.
2. Various shots, showing destruction and IDPs living on the streets.

29 JANUARY 2024, NASSER MEDICAL COMPLEX, KHAN YOUNIS

3. Various shots, medical supplies being unloaded
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Black, WHO Official, Nasser Medical Complex, Khan Younis:
“We’re here on the ground today at Nasser Medical Complex, where a team from WHO and OCHA are delivering viral medical supplies. We bought in trauma and emergency surgical kits, enough to treat about 1000 patients.”
5. Wide shot, medical supplies being unloaded
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Black, WHO Official, Nasser Medical Complex, Khan Younis:
“We’re also bringing in kits for non-communicable diseases. This is vitally important as well as injury, people are suffering from the usual non-communicable diseases that we see in a population of displaced.”
7. Various shots, healthcare staff in discussion with Dr Ahmed Dahir, Head of WHO Gaza sub-office
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Black, WHO Official, Nasser Medical Complex, Khan Younis:
“The doctor said the most important needs they have are fuel, food, medicines and most of all, peace. They need access. Access for patients can reach the health facility. They need access so that doctors can come to work and return and go back to their families safely.”
9. Various shots, the medical complex and WHO staff talking to healthcare workers and patients.
10. Various shots, bread being baked.
11. Various shots, piles of medical waste.

30 JANUARY 2024, KHAN YOUNIS, GAZA

12. Various shots, UN and WHO staff and the food supply convoy departing.
13. Various shots, the convoy halted and waiting near a security checkpoint
14. Various shots, WHO staff talking to hungry locals who have moved towards the halted convoy.
15. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dr Ahmed Dahir, Head of WHO Gaza sub-office:
“If we stop here, the hospital will have no food…”
16. UPSOUND Local men on camera:
“No, no. I don’t want to take from this, not from this. I just stopped here with you, did you see I’m just standing here?” Voice off camera: “Go take your truck and head towards the hospital.”
17. Various shots, hungry local people distributing the food from the halted convoy.

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Amid ongoing heavy military operations in the vicinity of the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners were able to reach the hospital on Monday (29 Jan) and deliver essential medical supplies for 1000 patients. The team had also planned to deliver food to the hospital, but the delivery was delayed.

Delays like these increase the health risks of vulnerable patients and hamper health personnel.

Nasser Hospital is currently serving 400 patients. Once the most important referral hospital in southern Gaza, within a week Nasser has gone from partially to minimally functional, reflecting the unwarranted and ongoing dismantling of the health system.

Nasser has a serious shortage of:
- specialised medical practitioners, as the majority of health personnel are volunteers
- medicines, oxygen, food, fuel
- ways to dispose of solid waste

The morale of the medical staff has significantly declined due to these grim circumstances.

On Tuesday (30 Jan), due to delays around the checkpoint, the crowds took food being delivered, and once again it did not reach Nasser. This underscores the utter desperation of people in Gaza, who live in hellish conditions, including severe hunger. We continue to seek permission to deliver the fuel to the hospital.

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