69 days of war: Gaza has been defined “hell on earth”

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Gaza: An analysis of the status quo almost 70 days after the outbreak of war

As reported by OCHA, between the afternoons of 11 and 12 December, 217 Palestinians were killed and another 455 were injured.
Overall, according to the MoH in Gaza, since the beginning of the war, at least 18,205 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, about 70 per cent of whom are said to be women and children. About 50,100 were reportedly injuredMany more people are missing, presumably buried under the rubble, waiting for rescue or recovery.  

As explained by OCHA’s report, the spread of diseases in Gaza has reportedly intensified, especially due to overcrowded living conditions. 
As declared by the MoH’s spokesperson in Gaza the Ministry of Health had documented 360,000 cases of infectious diseases in shelters, noting that the actual number is believed to be higher. 

As of 11 December, according to UNRWA, almost 1.9 million people in Gaza, or nearly 85 per cent of the population, are estimated to be internally displacedDue to the overcrowding and poor sanitary conditions at UNRWA shelters in the south, there have been significant increases in some communicable diseases and conditions such as diarrhoea, flue, meningitis, jaundice, impetigo acute respiratory infections, skin infections and hygiene-related conditions like lice.  

Al-Jazeera also takes stock of the war almost 70 days after it began: it reports the total number of deaths, the material damage caused by the conflict, and provides a list of visits by international diplomats to the country. 
Even according to Al-Jazeera, the impact of the war is not only the direct death toll, but also the damage to infrastructure, in particular to the hospitals that are no longer able to provide treatment and save lives.


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