The Lancet: An acute-on-chronic health crisis in Gaza

The Palestinian Gaza Strip is a 365 km2 piece of land on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean, inhabited by more than 2 million Palestinians. This open-air enclave has been under siege for the past 14 years, which has left the health system jeopardised by limited resources, failing equipment, and many essential drugs in dangerously low supply. This grim situation was worsened by the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening health services with collapse. Beginning on May 9, 2021, the Israeli Government and Hamas launched a military offensive against one another, the severity of which for the Gaza Strip is believed to be the worst since 2014

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