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UN Official Reports 1.9 Million Displaced in Gaza


Wed 03 Jul 2024 | 09:58 AM
Israa Farhan

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Gaza announced on Tuesday that the number of displaced people in the Gaza Strip has reached 1.9 million.

This figure underscores the severe humanitarian crisis currently affecting the region.

The Coordinator highlighted that over a million people have been displaced again, seeking shelter and safety amid the ongoing conflict.

There is growing concern over new evacuation orders issued in the Khan Younis area.

On Monday, the Israeli military ordered the evacuation of neighborhoods in Khan Younis and Rafah in southern Gaza, which has led to widespread panic among residents.

The military is directing displaced Palestinians towards the Mawasi area along the Mediterranean coast, which is being designated as a safe zone.

Mawasi, a sandy stretch along the coastline, extends from southwest Deir al-Balah in central Gaza to west Khan Younis and west Rafah.

Displaced people in Mawasi are experiencing dire conditions, facing severe shortages of basic necessities such as water, sanitation, medical care, and food.

The Gaza Health Ministry's daily report indicated that the death toll from the ongoing Israeli offensive, now in its 270th day, has risen to 37,925 Palestinians, with 87,141 others injured. The ministry also noted that the Israeli military committed three massacres against families in Gaza in the past 24 hours, resulting in 25 deaths and 81 injuries reported to hospitals.

Additionally, many victims remain trapped under rubble and in the streets, inaccessible to rescue teams and civil defense forces due to continuous bombardment.