Red Cross: Gaza in 'full-blown' humanitarian crisis

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January 6, 2009 11:52

The international Red Cross said on Tuesday that Gaza was now in a "full-blown" humanitarian crisis. International Committee of the Red Cross head of operation Pierre Kraehenbuehl said that the situation for Palestinian civilians is "extreme and traumatic as a result of 10 days of uninterrupted fighting." He said that ICRC staff in Gaza told the neutral body Tuesday that the previous night was "the most frightening of all to date" on account of the ground offensive Israel has launched in the Palestinian territory. Kraehenbuehl told journalists in Geneva the number of civilians killed or injured is increasing.


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