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WHO official: 'Never seen anything like' Rafah crisis in 30-year career

Richard Brennan, regional emergency director of the World Health Organization, told Al-Monitor that only three fully functioning hospitals are serving Gaza's population of 2.3 million people.
Dr Richard Brennan WHO in Gaza

Naim Ali Nasser delivers medical aid for the World Health Organization across the Gaza Strip. Since Israel launched its military campaign against Hamas over four months ago, Nasser, 55, has lost his brother, his brother’s entire family, two of his sisters and their entire families in the bombardment of the enclave.

“He gets up every morning in spite of that incredible loss. He's lost immediate family members, a large number of family members,” Richard Brennan, WHO's regional emergency director for the Eastern Mediterranean region, told Al-Monitor. 

Nasser is now living in a makeshift camp next to where Brennan's team of medical workers is based. He also houses 47 extended family members there.

“He's supporting almost four dozen people in a tented camp that he has put together, and it's cold, it's damp. People struggle to find fuel and food," Brennan added, his voice quavering.

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