30 July 2014 |
“Where can I find safety?” - IDMC analyst provides the latest on displacement in Gaza
On the 23rd day of the Israeli military operation “Protective Edge”, the civilian cost in the Gaza Strip continues to increase to unprecedented levels. Since the beginning of the offensive, at least 240,000 Palestinians have been displaced. In addition, over 80% of the 1,100 Palestinians killed, and two out of the 56 Israelis killed, were civilians. Our analyst for the region, Guillaume Charron, spoke at the Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory in order to highlight the plight of those forced out of their home but who remain confined in the Gaza Strip.
Watch IDMC’s statement (23 July 2014):
More information on Gaza
The displacement figures: For the latest analysis on the number of IDPs in Gaza Strip and the rest of Palestine, read our recently updated figures analysis.
The displacement analysis: With 43% of Gaza’s territory now affected by evacuation warnings or declared “no-go zones” by the Israeli military, the options for shelter for those displaced are greatly reduced. Read IDMC’s and the Palestinian Centre for Human Right (PCHR)’s research on Gaza for more background on the complexities of the issue , particularly in terms of the Access Restricted Areas imposed by the Israeli military forces on large swathes of the Gaza Strip.