The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) revealed Wednesday, October 11, that more than 263,934 Palestinian citizens have been displaced from their homes due to the massive Israeli airstrikes on their homes across the Gaza Strip.
OCHA emphasized that the ongoing Israeli airstrikes have resulted in the destruction of more than 1,000 residential units and rendered 560 of them unfit for habitation.
The humanitarian organization further disclosed that approximately 175,000 of these displaced individuals have sought refuge in 88 schools managed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), while over 14,500 others have taken shelter in 12 government-run schools.
An estimated 74,000 have found sanctuary with relatives, and neighbours, or sought refuge in churches and other facilities, added OCHA.
It pointed out that the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) within Gaza represents the highest figure since the 50-day Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip in 2014.
The organization also issued a warning concerning the increasing difficulty of meeting the basic needs of those who have not yet been displaced.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reported 950 fatalities and over 5,000 injuries due to the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.
The situation in Gaza remains precarious as the Israeli military aggression continues, with humanitarian organizations and the international community closely monitoring the developments and working to provide assistance to the affected Palestinians.