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UNRWA: The majority of Gaza population forcibly displaced

Thursday 23-May-2024


The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) said on Wednesday that 75 percent of Gaza residents have been forcibly displaced, with a large number of them having to move out 4 or 5 times since October 7, 2023. However, the actual numbers are much greater.

According to United Nations estimates, more than 900,000 people or about 40 percent of Gaza population have been displaced. They include approximately 812,000 people expelled from Rafah and more than 100,000 from northern Gaza.

The UNRWA said in a post on X, “75 percent of Gaza residents were forcibly displaced. A large number of them were displaced 4 or 5 times.”

“To thousands of Palestinian families, there is no place to go to. The Israeli military operations and the bombing form a continuous threat, while buildings have turned into ruins. There is no safe place in Gaza,” the UN agency added.

In a previous post, UNRWA said that its employees in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza Strip, “have been supporting the displaced by providing them services such as sanitation, water, waste and guidance.”

“The challenges are enormous, including the scarcity of water, fuel and health resources,” UNRWA highlighted, stressing the need for safe and unhindered access to protect the people in Gaza.”

Earlier on Wednesday, the UN agency also wrote on X, “We lose patients daily due to lack of medical capabilities”.

It explained that “members of the medical crews in Gaza are working tirelessly. Yet, they need resources.”

More than 35,700 Palestinians have been martyred and nearly 80,000 others injured, mostly women and children, in the relentless Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since October 7 last year.

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