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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 25 August 2014, 08:00 hrs)

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Highlights

  • The emergency is now in its 49th day. The Palestinian fatality toll is now 2,076 of whom 1,454 have been identified as civilians, according to preliminary assessments.

  • The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has risen to 475,000, more than a quarter of the entire Palestinian population of Gaza. Over 280,000 are taking shelter in UNRWA schools.

  • The number of displaced in southern Israel is also rising, following the killing of a boy by a mortar shell on Friday.

  • Nearly half a million children in Gaza were unable to return to primary and secondary schools yesterday, the scheduled start to the new academic year.

  • Both Erez and Rafah are currently closed following attacks on the crossing points.

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