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Israeli siege has placed Gazans at risk of starvation − prewar policies made them vulnerable in the first place

Yara M. Asi, Assistant Professor of Global Health Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida The stories of hunger emerging from war-ravaged Gaza are stark: People resorting to grinding barely edible cattle feed to make flour; desperate residents eating grass; reports of cats being hunted for food. The numbers involved are just as despairing. The world’s major authority on food insecurity, the IPC Famine Review Committee, estimates that 90% of Gazans – some 2.08 million people – are facing acute food insecurity. Indeed, of the

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