A UN official launched an appeal for $20 million (€17.9 million) in emergency funding for injured Gazans at a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday. Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory Jamie McGoldrick said the money is necessary to save the limbs of those who were hurt in protests near the Israeli border.
«We are running against the clock for some of these cases and... Еще osteomyelitis — bone infection — will be a crisis, and the need is to treat that, prevent that, otherwise we will have amputations”, said the UN official.
According to the UN, 29,000 people have been wounded during the Great March of Return — the weekly demonstrations which began on March 30 last year. Gazans rallied for the Palestinian right of return and the ending of the Israeli blockade. The UN says 1,700 of the injured are at risk of losing their limbs.
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