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Gaza has become 'one of the most dangerous places’ in the world: UN agency

UN agency for Palestinian refugees says its shelters are ‘overflowing’ with displaced Palestinian people

13:53 - 6/12/2023 Wednesday
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The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) on Wednesday said that the Gaza Strip has become “one of the most dangerous places” in the world, amid the ongoing Israeli attacks on the besieged Palestinian enclave.

"The entire Gaza Strip has become one of the most dangerous places in the world," UNRWA said in a statement on X.

UNRWA also said "there is nowhere to go as shelters" in Gaza, adding that its shelters are “overflowing" with displaced Palestinian people.

On Monday, UNRWA said that over 85% of the Gaza population are currently displaced – nearly 1.9 million of the total 2.3 million people – and that almost 1.2 million internally displaced persons were sheltering in its 156 installations.

Israel resumed its military offensive on the Palestinian territory on Friday after the end of a weeklong humanitarian pause with the Palestinian group Hamas.

At least 16,248 Palestinians have been killed and more than 43,616 others injured in relentless air and ground attacks on the enclave since Oct. 7 following a cross-border attack by Hamas.

The Israeli death toll in the Hamas attack stood at 1,200, according to official figures.



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