State of Palestine Escalation Humanitarian Situation Report No. 5, 9 November 2023


  •  Every day over 400 children are reported killed or injured in the Gaza Strip, 4,324 children are reported killed since the start ofhostilities.
  • 1.5 million people are internally displaced in the Gaza Strip – half of whom are children.
  • More than 1/3 of hospitals and 2/3 of primary health care facilities are closed in the Gaza Strip. WHO has documented 235 attacks on health care in the State of Palestine since 7 October.
  • In the West Bank children continue to face conflict-related violence and insecurity, 46 children are reported killed in the West Bank since 7 October.
  • UNICEF has supported water trucking and additional WASH activities to shelters, serving an estimated 1 million people in the Gaza Strip including over 560,000 children.
  • UNICEF addressed sanitation issues with 30 solid waste containers and cleaning services in shelters, benefitting 26,000 people in the Gaza Strip.
  • In the Gaza Strip 194,000 people including women, adolescent girls and newborns were reached with lifesaving medical supplies.
  • In the Gaza Strip, over 2,900 people (2,600 children) received psychosocial support through helplines and partners.
  • Humanitarian cash transfers were provided to 2,087 conflict-affected households.
  • UNICEF has provided recreational activities with partners for 11,110 children.
  • UNICEF is providing supplements to over 105,000 breastfeeding mothers who are struggling to feed themselves and their babies.

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