A 4-day temporary truce begins between the Islamic Resistance Movement (Islamic Resistance Movement) (agitation) and Israel Gaza Strip Today, Friday, aid agencies hope to take advantage of a lull in fighting to step up aid deliveries to the besieged Gaza Strip.
As shortages of food, fuel, drinking water and medicine have worsened over the past few weeks, U.N. agencies have warned of disease outbreaks that could dramatically increase the death toll.
No foreign aid has reached parts of the northern Gaza Strip for weeks, with a U.N. spokesman describing the situation there as “hell on earth.”
Here are the details of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip:
About 1.7 million of the 2.2 million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip have fled their homes and are displaced in the Gaza Strip.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said nearly one million of them were taking shelter in buildings run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (RWA).UNRWA), and the number of these shelters is at least 156.
Tens of thousands of civilians have fled to the southern Gaza Strip to escape recent Israeli bombardment, with shelters so overcrowded that they hold more than four times their capacity, but the south has also been hit by heavy Israeli airstrikes that have killed people. and injured civilians.
Most of the displaced men, young men and boys slept in the open near the shelter’s outer walls, and the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said some families had pitched tents outside the shelter in Khan Younis.
No hospital is operating in the northern Gaza Strip due to the intensity of bombing and a lack of fuel, and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said eight of 11 facilities in the south are still operational and only 1, some of which are operational, according to the World Health Organization. Perform complex surgeries.
The organization also said it had requested assistance to evacuate three northern hospitals and that plans were underway.
The organization stated:OxfamThe number of premature births in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip has increased by about a third in the past month, charities say, with pregnant women experiencing increased stress and psychological trauma.
has been opened Rafah Crossing Limited aid has been allowed in between the Gaza Strip and Egypt since October 21 last year, while remaining crossings with the Gaza Strip remain closed.
Yesterday, Thursday, 80 trucks loaded with humanitarian supplies entered Egypt.
Egypt said that as the ceasefire begins, 130,000 liters of fuel and four natural gas trucks will enter the Gaza Strip every day, as well as 200 aid trucks.
Fuel supplies over the past few days have allowed some wells and pumping stations in the southern Gaza Strip to restart, but the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said there is a severe drought problem in the northern Gaza Strip and no desalination projects there are underway. Neither the factory nor Israel’s water pipelines were operational.
He added that the wastewater treatment plant was not operating at full capacity due to damage and fuel shortages.
Israel allows a limited amount of fuel to enter the Gaza Strip from Egypt each day, with 75,000 liters delivered yesterday (Thursday).
UNRWA distributes fuel to support food distribution and operates hospital generators, water and sanitation facilities, shelters and other essential services.