Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 23 July 2014, 1500 hrs)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 23 Jul 2014


  • According to preliminary information, at least 697 Palestinians, including at least 518 civilians, are reported to have been killed. This includes 170 children and 86 women,

  • Intense overcrowding in shelters raises increasing concerns, as mass displacement continues: approximately 140,000 IDPs now seeking shelter in 83 UNRWA schools and additional thousands sheltering in Ministry of Education-run schools and with relatives. Low water supply to shelters is a major concern.

  • Two Israeli missiles landed in the vicinity of the Gaza Power Plant causing it to suspend operations, further reducing power supply.

  • In the last 24 hours, six more UNRWA schools have been damaged by shelling.

Palestinians killed, including at least 518 civilians, of whom 170 are children and 86 are women1

Israelis killed, including three civilians and 29 soldiers.

Palestinians injured, of whom 1,213 are children and 698 women2

Displaced hosted in 83 UNRWA schools

Of Gaza within a three kilometer wide strip declared as a ‘No-go zone’

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