Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 2 August 2014, 1500 hrs)

Situation Report
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• The Rafah area was subject to the heaviest shelling and fighting recorded since the start of the emergency, resulting in dozens of fatalities; many of the bodies could not yet be recovered or identified.

• The public health system is on the verge of collapse: while the number of casualties continues to grow, five hospitals and 34 clinics have shut down due to damage and insecurity.

• Up to 25 per cent of Gaza’s population may now be forcibly displaced, of whom 259,000 are hosted in UNRWA shelters alone.

• Lack of electricity and fuel shortages disrupt the functioning of hospitals and affect access to water for the entire population. The current lack of adequate water chlorination may have serious public health consequences.

Palestinians killed, including at least 1,033 civilians, of whom 329 are children and 187 are women.

Israelis killed, including 63 soldiers, two civilians and one foreign national

Hospitals have shut down due to insecurity

1.8 million
People have reduced or no access to regular water and sanitation.

People may be displaced, staying in emergency shelters or with host families

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