The UN raises the number of internally displaced people in Gaza to 1.7 million, three out of every four of the total population

The UN raises the number of internally displaced people in
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These displacements also represent a growth in the number of people staying in facilities of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees, which are now approaching 900,000, mostly in overcrowded conditions.

The number of internally displaced people in the Gaza Strip continues to increase and has already exceeded 1.7 millionwhich is equivalent to three quarters of the total population of the Palestinian territory (2.2 million), according to today's daily UN report on the war in Gaza.

These displacements also imply a progressive growth of the people staying in UN Agency facilities for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), which according to the report They are already approaching 900,000mostly in overcrowded conditions that contribute to the spread of acute respiratory diseases (at least 7,000 according to the World Health Organization) and diarrhea (44,000).

In the last 24 hours, according to the report, intense fighting between Israeli and Palestinian forces continued in Gaza City, the capital of the strip, and other northern areas of the territory.

The report also highlights that last day was one of the darkest for journalists covering the conflict, with four murders of reporters, bringing the total number of professionals in the sector killed to 48 (43 Palestinians, four Israelis and one Lebanese ).

The United Nations has also indicated that it has been able to make a preliminary count of those killed on Saturday in the attack on the Al Fakhuri school in Jabalia (northern Gaza), a UNRWA facility where 7,000 internally displaced people are taking refuge: at least 24 people They died in that incident, condemned by the United Nations.

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