Israeli navy opened fire again
“The number of displaced in UNRWA schools remains higher than the number of displaced sheltered during the peak of the hostilities from 27 December 2008 to 19 January 2009. 31 UNRWA school buildings – every fifth building – continue to serve as collective centres, sheltering 58,217 displaced.”
"... UNRWA Health Centres have recorded a total of 650,518 patient visits, including maternal health care visits, child visits, such as for example for immunization, visits by people with non-communicable diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, and 388,156 visits to seek medical care for acute and common illnesses."
“Without a political solution a new cycle of violence is very likely. The Israeli blockade on Gaza needs to be lifted, and transfers to Gaza’s traditional markets West Bank and Israel need to be allowed. Exports remain virtually banned, with only 183 truckloads leaving the Gaza Strip over the course of the year 2013. Palestinians need access to traditional markets, to fishing areas and land. Freedom of movement should be permitted.”
“To achieve the scale of response required to deliver vital supplies to the nearly 300,000 displaced in UNRWA shelters, as well as continue to provide the Agency’s regular services to over 1.2 million Palestinian refugees, including regular food aid to some 830,000 beneficiaries ...”
“UNRWA has lost eleven personnel since 8 July. Many UNRWA staff risked their lives by reporting to work every day during hostilities, and the logistics team is no different.”
“At 0600hrs, the Israeli navy opened fire towards Palestinian boats northwest of Rafah, forcing them ashore.”