Monday 4 August – Daily detailed reports from OCHA (UN)


The 3 August report says  ‘Although the Israeli military presence has been scaled back in parts of Gaza hostilities have continued. In the last 24 hours, at least 192 persons have reportedly been killed or their bodies recovered.’

‘Gaza’s medical services and facilities are nearing collapse. … The status of hospitals and medical facilities as protected objects under international law continues to be violated with more attacks reported since the last situation update.’

‘Children continue to bear the brunt of the crisis.The number of children killed stands at 373 with at least 2,744 injured. A minimum of 373,000 children require direct and specialised psychosocial support based on the number of families who have experienced death, injury or loss of home since the beginning of the emergency.’

‘Children are showing symptoms of distress and cling to parents, who might also suffer from sleeping and eating disorders, nightmares, nervousness, and feelings of depression, guilt, anger and helplessness. These conditions worsen with the realization that there is no guaranteed safe space in Gaza,’

(quotes above from the report for 3rd August …  Full daily report at

And the 2,744 injured children … many of these injuries will be serious and they are coping with limited water and sanitation, with overwhelmed medical facilities, with displacement.


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