UNRWA Situation Report #2 On The Gaza Strip

Friday, May 12, 2023

12 May 2023 12:30 hrs​

  • The general situation remains very tense in the Gaza Strip with ongoing airstrikes.  All 22 health clinics are open without any significant problems.
  • The Ministry of Health in Gaza reported 30 people killed to date. This includes six children and three women. UNRWA verified that among those killed, at least 11 were Palestine Refugees. At least 93 people were injured since the escalation started on 9 May. 
  • There is very limited movement on the streets while the markets remain open.  Telemedicine services are available.
  • Key crossing points (Erez and Kerem Shalom) remain closed in both directions impacting the movement of humanitarian staff and essential supplies, including fuel availability for public utilities. 
  • Water supply service to Palestine Refugees is maintained through the operation of UNRWA water wells at Jabalia, Khan Younis and Rafah refugee camps.  UNRWA staff are on duty today to maintain services. All UNRWA schools are closed.
  • Phone calls through the help line continued with most requests related to food assistance. UNRWA has 51 front line staff operating those helplines. 
  • No damage was reported overnight to UNRWA installations across the Gaza Strip. 
  • UNRWA schools and vocational centres remain closed as of 9 May, impacting 291,000 children and young people. 
  • Health and food distribution centres are closed today due to the weekend. The same applies for camp sanitation. 
  • UNRWA security teams continue to operate 24/7 to support operations. 
  • Information to the communities on UNRWA services continued to flow on UNRWA social media and other digital platforms.



For more information, please contact:

Juliette Touma
UNRWA Director of Communications 
Mobile: +962-79-867-4628 (on what’s app)
Secondary mobile: +970-56-294-0311
On Twitter: @JulietteTouma
UNRWA on Twitter: @UNRWA
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UNRWA Situation Report #2 On The Gaza Strip