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The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA
, reported on Sunday that approximately 1.5 million out of Gaza’s 2.2 million inhabitants have been displaced since the conflict began on Oct. 7. Nearly half of these displaced individuals have sought refuge in about 150 local UN facilities.
The situation is further exacerbated by a communication blackout in Gaza, as announced by the UNRWA. The blackout was reported around the same time news broke out about Israel severing Gaza’s communication links once again.
The ongoing conflict has also led to the damage of 48 UNRWA facilities across various parts of Gaza since its inception on Oct. 7. The communication blackout has severely hampered UNRWA’s operations, with the agency reporting difficulties in reaching the majority of its team.
The blackout has left the residents of Gaza in complete isolation, cut off from their loved ones and the rest of the world. This alarming situation was highlighted by the UNRWA in its report.
Earlier, the Palestinian Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministry, in conjunction with the Palestinian Telecommunications Company, confirmed that Israel had disrupted all forms of communication services to the Gaza Strip. This marks the third such disruption in a span of approximately 10 days.