United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos says on a visit to Iran that it will take months to repair damage to the UN’s infrastructure in Gaza.
“Damage to hospitals, schools and UNRWA shelters, where people displaced sought refuge, will take months to rebuild,” she says, referring to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees.
Amos was speaking to reporters at the start of a two-day visit for talks with Iranian officials on the humanitarian crises wreaked by conflicts in the Gaza Strip, Syria and Iraq.
“The UN response continues, including deliveries of food, water and households goods. Medicines and fuel are being delivered to hospitals,” she adds.
A total of 97 UNRWA installations, including health and food distribution centers, as well as schools, have been damaged in the war since July 8 between Israel and Hamas.