Palestinian medics wheel a stretcher transporting a boy, who hospital officials said was wounded in an Israeli air strike, at a hospital in Gaza City July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot
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Health services in the occupied Palestinian territory are on the brink of collapse amid severe shortages in medicines and fuel for hospital generators, as the Gaza conflict with Israel deepens, the World Health Organization warned late Thursday.WHO appealed to donors for $40 million for essential health care supplies through year-end and a further $20 million toward the debt owed by the Health Ministry to East Jerusalem hospitals receiving cancer patients from Gaza and the West Bank.In Gaza, the Health Ministry has only 10 days of fuel reserves for hospitals during frequent power cuts, it said.
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