The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) expressed its deep concern over the worsening of the humanitarian situation, aggravated by the recent bloody events in Gaza over the last two days.
In a statement released by the UN, it said: “The Agency expresses its deepest condolences to the families of those affected by the most recent escalation of hostilities.”
It added: “Reduced electricity and fuel shortages are cause for grave concern, particularly for the continued operation of hospitals and medical facilities and water desalination. And people in Gaza have received an average of four hours of electricity per day in the past two days.”
Five Palestine refugees were killed in the Jabalia camp including two children who attended UNRWA schools, according to UNRWA.
In the same context, the Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territory, Lynn Hastings, said on Sunday: “I am gravely concerned by the ongoing and serious escalation of violence in and around Gaza between Palestinian military groups and Israel which so far has claimed the lives of 13 Palestinians by Israeli airstrikes, including a 5-year-old child and one woman.”
She noted that the humanitarian situation in Gaza is already dire and can only worsen with this most recent escalation.
It’s worth mentioning that UNRWA essential personnel are working around the clock to monitor the situation and ensure critical service delivery.