State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 25 August 2014

Situation Report
Originally published



  • 26 August will mark the 50th day of the current escalation in the Gaza-Israel conflict that has seen almost 500 children killed. An average of 10 children per day have been killed since 8 July.

  • 89 Gazan families have been killed in during the conflict.

  • Since the expiration of the five-day ceasefire and the resumption of hostilities on 19 August, at least 28 Palestinian children and one Israeli child were killed. In the past 48 hours alone, an additional nine Palestinian children were killed throughout Gaza.

  • An estimated 1,000 of the 3,000 children who have been injured will suffer from a permanent disability.

  • The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has risen to 473,980, and is expected to rise further as hostilities continue.

  • 103,200 people are now homeless. 17,200 homes have been completely destroyed or severely damaged; UNRWA is expecting 65,000 to 70,000 Palestinians to shelter in its schools as long-term displaced

  • The majority of the population is experiencing severe shortages in water and electricity services.

  • 500,000 Gazan children were not able to attend the first day of school on 24 August unlike their peers in the West Bank.


51,600 children homeless
(OCHA, 24 August 2014)

491 children killed
(Protection Cluster, 25 August 2014)

3,106 children injured
(Protection Cluster, 25 August 2014)

1,500 children orphaned
(Protection Cluster, 25 August 2014)

2,076 total deaths
(Protection Cluster, 25 August 2014)