State of Palestine Escalation Humanitarian Situation Report No.4, 27 October 2023


· The level of conflict related violence impacting children in the Stateof Palestine in 2023 is unprecedented. From 7 October to 2 November 3,760 children were reported killed in the Gaza Strip.

· Over 2.2 million people no longer have reliable access to a safe and adequate supply of water and sanitation.

· 253 schools have sustained damage in the Gaza Strip since 7 October.

· The occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, continues to face increased violence, with at least 40 children reported killed since October 7.

· To restore operations of water supply systems, UNICEF supported water trucking to shelters, serving an estimated 1 million people including over 560,000 children.

· Over the last week, UNICEF delivered medicines and medical supplies amongst hospitals and health facilities to serve at least three hospitals in the Middle Area and Khan Younis of the Gaza Strip for an estimated 94,000 people for one week.

· UNICEF has supported over 3,500 children with child protection, mental health and psychosocial support services.

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