mardi 11 juillet 2017

Children with Cystic Fibrosis in Gaza in ‘Mortal Danger’

Les enfants atteints de fibrose kystique à Gaza en « danger de mort »

A young girl raises a sign beside a hospital bed in Abd al-Aziz al-Rantisi hospital, where
a child is being treated for cystic fibrosis: "Save cystic fibrosis patients." (Photo: Maan)

Scores of Palestinian children being treated at a Gaza City Hospital for cystic fibrosis are facing possible imminent death, relatives and medical sources told Ma’an.

Rights groups described the current situation in Gaza as the worst medication crisis the besieged Gaza Strip has seen in years, stemming from debilitating budget cuts by the Palestinian Authority (PA).

The PA has been the center of widespread condemnation in recent weeks for its policies in Gaza aimed at putting pressure on Hamas to relinquish control of the besieged coastal enclave and hand over the territory to t...

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