Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

UNRWA Reports 1.7 Million Displaced in Gaza Since October 7

Mon 20 Nov 2023 | 06:08 PM

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has reported that approximately 1.7 million people have been displaced across the Gaza Strip since October 7. This development comes amid an intensive and unprecedented Israeli military offensive now in its 45th day, according to breaking news from Cairo's news channel.

The Israeli offensive has resulted in thousands of casualties, including many children, women, and elderly individuals. Tragically, there are still hundreds of people trapped under rubble who have not been rescued due to the perilous conditions on the ground. The situation is further exacerbated by a severe blockade, cutting off essential supplies such as electricity, water, medicine, food, and critical aid. This has dramatically compounded the humanitarian crisis, putting the lives of civilians at great risk.

The ongoing conflict has inflicted devastating consequences on the people of Gaza. The lack of basic necessities and access to humanitarian aid is creating a dire situation for the displaced populations. The UNRWA's report highlights the urgent need for international intervention to address the escalating humanitarian crisis and provide relief to the affected civilians.

The situation in Gaza has drawn global attention, with calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities and the opening of aid corridors to facilitate the delivery of essential supplies. International organizations and human rights groups are urging for swift action to alleviate the suffering of the people in Gaza and to find a sustainable resolution to the conflict.