UNICEF in the State of Palestine Escalation Humanitarian Situation Report No.6

Reporting Period: 10 to 16 November 2023


• The conflict in the Gaza strip continues to have a devastating impact on children, with 4,630 children reported killed and 8,663 children reported injured as of 13 November.

• Due to the lack of fuel in the Gaza Strip as of 16 November, there is no water pumping, no wastewater treatment and no solid waste management.

• More than 2,350 people, including 1,700 children, are reported missing and may be injured or killed under rubble of buildings.

• At least 196 Palestinians, including 151 children, have been reported killed in the West Bank since 7 October. The number of children killed in the West Bank in the past six weeks exceeds the number killed in all of 2022.

• UNICEF distributed 330,000 liters of bottled water in UNRWA Designated Emergency Shelters (DES) and five hospitals in the past week, benefitting over 110,000 people, including over 56,000 children.

• Hospitals in Southern Gaza received medical supplies to benefit 50,000 individuals.

• In the Gaza Strip, more than 1,710 children were reached through Psychosocial First Aid, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support services and recreational activities.

• UNICEF moved 78 trucks from Egypt into the Gaza Strip since 21 October.

• Three international UNICEF staff members entered the Gaza Strip to support with: Operations, Emergency Coordination / WASH, Supply and Logistics.

• Security Council resolution 2712 (2023) calls for urgent and extended humanitarian pauses in Gaza and an immediate release of all hostages.

• UNICEF’s Executive Director visited the Gaza Strip together with the Deputy Executive Director.

Situation reports are the main reporting tool to monitor UNICEF’s humanitarian response. They provide an update on the situation and needs of children in a country or region, as well as information on UNICEF’s response and funding requirements.

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