Emergency in Gaza: 1.2 million Palestine refugees affected

16 November 2012

الوضع الطارئ في غزة

In the Gaza Strip, civilians have been hit hard by conflict, including a series of bombings in November 2012. UNRWA is there for them.

  • Our health staff see over 12,000 patients a day in UNRWA clinics
  • We donated life-saving medication and supplies for local hospitals whose own stock was depleted during the most recent bombing
  • Our 12 food distribution centres serve 800,000 refugees, despite structural damage sustained during bombings
  • During the eight-day conflict in November, UNRWA provided fuel to support water pumps and generators at hospitals and blood banks
  • Our psychosocial support programme is providing trauma counselling to 57,000 children

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