Number of displaced in Gaza surpasses 187,000 as dozens of towns evacuate, U.N. office says

Number of displaced in Gaza surpasses 187,000 as dozens of towns evacuate, U.N. office says
# 10 October 2023 11:21 (UTC +04:00)

More than 187,500 residents in Gaza are displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas, U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report Monday night, APA reports citing the Hill.

As casualty figures on both sides of the conflict continue to rise, so do the number of those displaced. OCHA said the number of displaced individuals reached over 187,518 on Monday, marking the highest displacement figure since the 50-day escalation of hostilities in Gaza in 2014.

The UNRWA, the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, is providing shelter in around 83 schools for over 137,427 of those displaced, according to OCHA.

OCHA estimated an additional 41,000 displaced individuals with damaged or destroyed homes are being hosted by relatives and neighbors.

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