.Help provide sanitizers package for poor Gazans
The worst of fates, however, awaits Gaza, should the deadly and fast-spreading virus find its way from all directions through the hermetic siege, which engulfs this minuscule, but densely populated region.
Gaza, which is enduring its 12th year of Israeli siege and is still reeling under the massive destruction of several Israeli wars, has already been declared â€œuninhabitableâ€ by the United Nations.
However, the misery of Gaza never ceases to unfold. Not a single UN report on Gazaâ€™s ailing medical facilities or preparedness for at least the last ten years has used any positive or even hopeful language.
Last March, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, bemoaned Gazaâ€™s â€œchronic power outages, gaps in critical services, including mental health and psychosocial support, and shortages of essential medicines and supplies.â€
The truth is, no amount of preparedness in Gaza â€“ or, frankly, anywhere in occupied Palestine â€“ can stop the spread of the Coronavirus. What is needed today is to contribute with us to provide those who can't afford the prices of sanitizers and medical masks.