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In Gaza, 45% of houses are damaged or destroyed and 200,000 people are homeless, says UN

At least 45% of homes in the Gaza Strip were destroyed or damaged by November 4, and around 200,000 people no longer have a place to live, according to a report from the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Gaza is one of the most densely populated places in the world, with more than 500 people per 100m² in many areas, according to the European Commission.

Israel carried out several air strikes about 1 km from the Rafah crossing – the only way in and out of Gaza that is not controlled by the Israelis. The crossing, which is controlled by Egypt, has been virtually closed since Hamas launched its attack on Israel on October 7.

Northern Gaza has had no electricity or fuel since October 11. A third of hospitals have had to close, and those that remain open often operate with limited electricity and without anesthesia or clean water, the UN humanitarian office said.

All bakeries in the north had to close, either due to damage or lack of fuel.

Gaza’s only power plant is out of fuel, and the seawater desalination plant in the north is also offline.

Drinking water is running out for hundreds of thousands of civilians.

Most sewage pumping facilities are not operating.

UN officials report that 14 hospitals and 71% of primary care facilities in Gaza are closed.

VIDEO – Images show intense bombings in the Gaza Strip

Source: CNN Brasil

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