Imminent Famine in Northern Gaza, according to U.N. Backed Report

On March 18, a report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, a scale used by U.N. agencies, aid groups, and other NGOs, declared that famine was coming to northern Gaza and that it will likely spread to the south. 

According to the report, “Malnutrition and food insecurity have probably exceeded famine levels in Gaza’s north, and hunger-linked death rates were likely to do so soon” and “Famine is imminent and likely to occur by May in northern Gaza and could spread across the enclave by July”.

According to the report, in two-thirds of households in Northern Gaza, people went entire days and nights without eating at least 10 times in the last 30 days. 

In southern areas, that applied to one-third of households. 

This comes as Israel has laid out plans to assault Rafah, a city in southern Gaza, where 1.5 million people have taken refuge from the fighting in the region. 

This is developing.