More than 400 children have been killed in Israel's assault on Gaza, while almost a thousand times as many face an "extraordinarily bleak" future, the top Unicef official in Gaza has said.
How do we expect parents and caregivers to care for their children and to raise them in a positive and nurturing way when they themselves are barely functioning as humans?
People have lost entire strands of their family in one blow.
By 4 August, 408 Palestinian children were reported to have been killed, 31% of all civilian casualties. More than 70% of the 251 boys and 157 girls killed were 12 or younger.
Even before the latest violence, Gaza's children were schooled in shifts because of a lack of schools and graduated into a job market with 59 percent youth unemployment.
There have been two days of quiet in Gaza. No rockets or missiles, no more destroyed houses, no more ambulance sirens screaming.
A three-year-old girl has been rescued from Gaza and brought to London for life-saving heart surgery.
A small team of NHS doctors and surgeons is travel to Gaza to set up facilities and establish how best to use specialists and equipment.