Situation Report: occupied Palestinian territory, Gaza (21 October – 3 November 2018)

Situation Report
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 11 Palestinians were killed, including 4 children, and 943 injured by the Israeli forces during the reporting period 21 October to 3 November, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

 Eight Palestinians, including one child, were killed during the demonstrations, while the remaining three children were killed due to an Israeli attack, which took place on 28 October.

 In November, electricity from the mains supply increased from 6 hours to 11 hours out of 24; reducing the dependency on fuel to run back-up generators during the blackouts.

 Since the start of the demonstrations on 30 March:

o 24,516 people were injured, of which 11,637 were treated and discharged from the Trauma Stabilisation Points (TSP) and the remaining 12,879 casualties transferred to the hospitals.

o 5,884 people suffered from live ammunition gunshot wounds, of which 86% - 5,085 present limb injuries.

 In October 2018, the Central Drug Store of the MoH in Gaza reported 47% of essential drugs at less than one month’s supply. 30% of essential disposables were at less than one month’s supply.

 The oPt HF Standard Allocation was launched by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and $ 1.5 million USD was allocated for Health activities in the Gaza Strip.

 From the 30th March until 31st December 2018, WHO and the Health Cluster partners require a total of $ 43.8 million USD to respond to the health needs from the events of the mass demonstrations. To date, a total of $23 million USD was received, leaving a gap of $20.8 million USD in order to cover the needs until the end of the year.