Around 75,000 people have fled their homes in the Gaza Strip to escape the Israeli bombing. This emerges from a new UN estimate that has called for an “immediate” halt to escalating tensions between the Israeli forces and the militia. Palestinians.
At least 230 Palestinians were killed in Israeli attacks, in which more than 1,700 were injured. On the Israeli side, a dozen people have died from projectiles fired from the coastal area since last week.
Adding to the balance between deaths and injuries would be that of other victims such as the displaced, who already account for around 75,000 people, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Of these, around 47,000 sought refuge in 58 schools run by the UNRWA aid organization, and a further 28,700 in private homes.
The UN expects that a “humanitarian break” can at least bring essential goods to the Strip, an area in which around two million people live and whose access is controlled by Israel. With this in mind, it has set up humanitarian corridors and urged all parties to respect them.