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Around 46,000 homes have been destroyed in Gaza since the start of the war, says UN

Since October 7, around 46,000 housing units in Gaza have been completely destroyed and more than 234,000 have been partially damaged, according to a November 29 United Nations (UN) report.

Satellite analyzes by researchers at the CUNY Graduate Center and Oregon State University estimate that between 26% and 34% of all structures in the strip were damaged as of November 29.

This index was between 20% and 26% on November 18th. In Gaza and northern Gaza provinces, where airstrikes were concentrated, an estimated 52% to 65% of structures were damaged.

“Epic humanitarian catastrophe”

UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Wednesday (29) that the Gaza Strip is in the midst of an “epic humanitarian catastrophe”.

The speech was made during a meeting of the UN Security Council, chaired by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

“We must work for a comprehensive and lasting ceasefire with the utmost urgency,” Wang told the Council.

“A resumption of fighting would most likely turn into a calamity that would devour the entire region,” he added.

Source: CNN Brasil

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