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Situations for Children in Gaza 'desperate'
Updated: 2009-01-12 15:58

Several days of aerial bombing on Gaza has caused extensive devastation throughout the territory and is threatening the health and welfare of many children. Most of Gaza is without electricity, and the situation is turning into a massive humanitarian crisis.

According to statistics provided by UNICEF, over 800,000 children have been exposed to extraordinary levels of violence and insecurity since the beginning of the conflict in last December

The first phase was the massive aerial bombardment, and the second saw ground forces enter Gaza, seizing open areas used to fire rockets and surround Gaza City.

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