WHO calls for 'humanitarian corridor' in Gaza

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a "humanitarian corridor" in Gaza to let aid workers and medical supplies in and evacuate the wounded.

Children in Gaza being treated by medical staff. Credit: Sean Swan/ITV News

"WHO calls for the creation of a humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of the injured, as well as for the supply of life-saving medicines," the organisation said in a statement.

"The humanitarian corridor should extend to protect the safe passage of patients to access crossing points and exit outside the Gaza Strip for medical care," it added.

The WHO also said that four hospitals in Gaza had been damaged since Israel launched a military operation on July 8th.