THE RAVAGES OF WAR: IMPACT ON MOTHERS & NEWBORNS IN GAZA
Many only think of war as bombings and bombardments but forget to see it for what it truly is: a war on humanity in all its aspects. Israel’s recent war on Gaza has not only taken the lives of more than 11,000 people, but has endangered and traumatized everyone else left alive.
According to Ministry of Health data, as of November 10, 3,027 women and 4,506 children have been killed in the Gaza strip, representing around 67% of all casualties, while thousands more have been injured. This means that 420 children have been killed or injured every day since October 7, some of them only a few months or even days old .
The relentless bombardment has struck residential areas, hospitals, UNRWA shelters, schools, universities, mosques, and churches—places which have become shelters for more than the 70% of the population in Gaza who have lost their homes.