Over 20,000 Gazans seeking shelter in UN schools, group says

The Gisha human rights group says 22,000 Gazans have now been internally displaced by the fighting and are seeking shelter inside UNRWA schools, causing dangerous overcrowding there, especially in light of the coronavirus health crisis.

“The fact that just 1% of the population is vaccinated and virus rates remain high in the Strip, compounds the public health concerns soaring already at the moment. Even before the hostilities began, hospitals were struggling to provide care to coronavirus patients and others,” the group says in a statement.

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