Saturday, July 19, 2014

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 18 July 2014, 1500 hrs)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

  • An Israeli ground incursion, alongside intense shelling and airstrikes, triggered mass displacement and a sharp increase in casualties overnight.
  • The impact of hostilities on Palestinian children has been particularly devastating: 59 killed (11 in the past 24 hours) and 637 injured since 8 July; around 58,000 are estimated to be traumatized.
  • 48,000 persons hosted at UNRWA shelters and another 700 displaced families hosted by relatives, are in need of emergency food and other assistance.
  • The vast majority of households receive electricity only four hours a day, due to damage to ten feeder lines; water supply has been further undermined
268 Palestinians killed, including at least 193 civilians, of whom 59 are children and 33 women
2,296 Palestinians injured, of whom 637 are children and 393 women2
1,890 Families whose homes are destroyed or severely damaged rendering them uninhabitable.
48,000 Displaced people hosted at 43 UNRWA schools
80% Of the population receive electricity 4 hours a day.

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