22 August 2014 | issue 45
Another unprecedented IDP record tonight: 292,489 IDPs sheltered in 84 UNRWA schools.
The number of IDPs in 84 UNRWA schools is close to the population size of Cincinnati (296,942) and Bonn (309,869, former capital of Germany), and more than double the population of Berne, the capital of Switzerland (127,515).
The total number of IDPs supported by UNRWA is 326,559 (including 34,070 IDPs sheltered in government shelters).
Past 24 hours: Various media outlets reported that, with the resumption of hostilities and the failure of the Cairo talks, Germany, the United Kingdom and France are pursuing a UN resolution, seeking the return of Gaza to Palestinian Authority control, the lifting of the blockade, international presence in the Gaza Strip and restart of peace talks based on the 1967 borders.
Reportedly, there were 51 rockets and 92 mortar shells fired towards Israel. There were also reports that 83 air-to-ground missiles were fired into Gaza in addition to 30 navy shells. 131 tank shells were fired from the fence into populated areas. Reportedly, 13 houses were bombarded.
Data on damage to UNRWA installations is based on preliminary information and subject to change based on further verification. UNRWA estimates that 109 installations have been damaged since 8 July 2014.
More information on the revised flash appeal can be found here.