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UNRWA: More than 187,000 Displaced in Gaza, Number Expected to Rise

Oct 10, 2023 12:39 pm
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has announced that more than 187,518 people in the Gaza Strip have been displaced from their homes due to the ongoing Israeli aggression over the past four days, and this number is expected to rise.


According to the latest report from UNRWA on the situation in Gaza, 137,500 displaced individuals are residing in 83 schools operated by UNRWA in various areas of the Gaza Strip. Additionally, approximately 3,000 Palestinians in Gaza have remained homeless following the previous escalation.


The report highlights the growing number of displaced individuals seeking shelter in UNRWA schools, as Israeli airstrikes continue intensively. It also points out the challenging conditions in some of the shelters, including overcrowding and limited availability of safe drinking water, emphasizing that not all schools are designated as emergency shelters.