Since the 7th of October, 2023, an Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip in southern Palestine has commenced. During the first three weeks of the aggression, about 8000 casualties were recorded, 40% of whom were children, and around 20,000 injured, in addition to more than 1500 missing under the rubble.
The military bombing was accompanied by a complete cut-off of electricity and water, prevention of food entry, medical supplies, and the fuel necessary for hospitals and vehicles.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health warned of a health disaster, after hospitals turned into shelters accommodating tens of thousands of displaced people, despite an occupancy rate of 170%.
Approximately 50% of the housing units are completely or partially destroyed, and dozens of health workers have been killed, with many hospitals being out of service due to direct or indirect targeting.
Today, there are an estimated 1.4 million internally displaced people in Gaza, living in shelters, UNRWA schools, hospitals, or hosted at their relatives’.