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Israel-Palestine: Rising death and displacement, including among UN staff

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Israel-Palestine: Rising death and displacement, including among UN staff



 Over a tenth of the population in Gaza, more than 260,000 people, have been displaced since the start of the current conflict on 7 October and the numbers are rising fast. 

More than 175,000 people are sheltering in schools operated by UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestine refugees, which has some 13,000 staff in the enclave.

UNRWA on Wednesday reported that the death toll among its employees there had risen to nine. The agency has repeatedly stressed the importance of protecting civilians, including in conflict.

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