In addition, the UN issued an urgent request for $294 million. To aid 1.2 million Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Highlighting a rising humanitarian situation brought on by Israeli strikes. That have disrupted water supplies and overburdened hospital facilities.
The United Nations reported that more than 423,000 people in the Gaza Strip have been force to leave their homes. As a result of intense Israeli bombardments in reprisal for Hamas attacks. In a statement released on Friday. The UN humanitarian organization OCHA stated that as of late Thursday, October 12. The total number of displaced individuals in Gaza increased by 84,444 to reach 423,378.
The revelation is made as Israel continue to bombard the Gaza Strip in retaliation for Saturday’s unexpected attack. Which was the worst since the nation’s founding in 1948. More than 1,200 people are indiscriminately kill by Hamas militants as they marched through tiny villages, kibbutzim, and a music festival in the desert, bringing roughly 150 hostages into Gaza. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, Israel responded by launching air and artillery attacks on Gaza, a 2.3 million-person-strong territory, demolishing buildings and killing 1,537 people.
Additionally, Israel has made preparations in case a ground assault into Palestinian land occurs. In its update, OCHA noted that “heavy Israeli bombardments, from the air, sea, and land, have continued almost uninterruptedly.” “Multiple residential buildings in densely populated areas have been targeted and destroyed during the past 24 hours.”
Additionally, the UN made a $294 million emergency appeal to help with “the most urgent needs” in Gaza and the occupied West Bank. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs stated that the money would be used to assist more than 1.2 million people, highlighting the fact that aid organizations
According to OCHA, “the majority of residents in the Gaza Strip no longer have access to drinking water from service providers or domestic water through pipelines” as a result of Israeli attacks on water infrastructure and the cutoff of water supply by Israel to the enclave since Sunday. In response, it stated, “UNICEF reports some have already started drinking seawater.”