Protection in the Windward

No. of pages: 59

Publication date: October 2014

Author: Dunia Al-Amal Ismail

Publisher: UNFPA CFTA MOH

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During seven weeks of fierce aggression on Gaza, from 7 July to 26 August, 2014, 582 children and 302 women were killed; another 10,870 people were injured including 3,303 children and 2,120 women. It is worth noting that one-third of the wounded children will suffer from permanent disability. Moreover, 450,000 citizens were forcefully displaced from their homes and had to take refuge in shelters, government and UNRWA schools, mosques, relatives’ houses, worship houses and other sites that were not prepared and inappropriate for living under any circumstances, making life impossible and unbearable for all those who took to them as shelters.