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05 September 2014

GAZA SITUATION REPORT 57

2 September, 0800hrs – 4 September, 0800hrs | issue 57

UPDATE AS OF 1600HRS

31 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as collective centres, sheltering 59,728 displaced.

HIGHLIGHTS


Past 24 hours: Nine days after the announcement of the ceasefire, the situation in Gaza remains relatively calm. Civil unrest is a potential threat, as the National Consensus Government is yet to resume effective power. Key issues remain unsolved, for example payments to former de facto government staff who continue reporting to work in the respective ministries. There are reports of attempted thefts from UNRWA shelters, family disputes in shelters and violence directed against UNRWA staff, with the police still intervening despite not having seen full salaries for over a year. There are several reports of the Israeli navy opening warning fire towards Palestinian boats, forcing them towards the shore. On 2 September at about 10:30hrs, the Israeli Defense Forces fired warning shots towards Palestinians near the boundary fence in the Khan Younis governorate, forcing them to leave the area. There were no reports of damage, injuries or fatalities.

UNRWA RESPONSE

SUMMARY OF MAJOR INCIDENTS

The ceasefire holds.

UNRWA INSTALLATIONS

Data on damage to UNRWA installations is based on preliminary information and subject to change based on further verification. UNRWA estimates that 111 installations have been damaged since 8 July 2014.

FUNDING NEEDS

The revised flash appeal can be found here.

CROSSINGS


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