50 patients were denied treatment.. The United Nations calls for lifting the Israeli siege on Gaza after the latest aggression

50 patients were denied treatment.. The United Nations calls for lifting the Israeli siege on Gaza after the latest aggression

The United Nations called for the immediate lifting of the Israeli land, air and sea blockade of the Gaza Strip , following the Israeli aggression between August 5-7.

The United Nations said that it monitors with partner organizations in the protection group and documents violations committed by the Israeli occupation authorities of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, in addition to the number of victims of children, women and civilians.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights confirmed the killing of a total of 46 Palestinians, including 16 children.

 The Gaza Ministry of Health reported that 360 Palestinians were injured, including 151 children, 58 women and at least 19 elderly people.

The damage affected 1,761 housing units, and displaced 450 Palestinians, affecting 8,500 people.

According to the Israeli occupation authorities, a total of 70 Israelis were injured. 

Magen David Adom, the Israeli National Emergency Authority, reported that it had evacuated 47 Israelis to hospitals since the beginning of the escalation until 22:00 on Saturday, with three people injured by shrapnel, 31 people rushing to shelters, and 13 others due to shock.

 Israeli sources stated that at least three shells landed near the Erez Crossing, causing damage to it, and that 1,100 rockets and shells were fired from Gaza during the escalation.

The UN report said: “All of the 81 health facilities are still operating, with UNRWA operating 22 facilities and the Ministry of Health and non-governmental organizations 59 other facilities, but a hospital and an ambulance were damaged. 

The Ministry of Health has distributed the list of needs to partner organizations, and there is an urgent need to renew the pre-packaged supplies for trauma treatment and emergency response for use in responding to this crisis. The partner organizations in the health cluster are reviewing funds and studying the possibilities available to re-establish their programs to respond to emergency needs.

Six hospitals have activated emergency preparedness plans, and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society has activated the emergency plan to operate its emergency departments around the clock during the Israeli aggression on the Strip.

 Al-Quds Hospital increased the capacity of its beds in the event that it had to receive additional numbers of patients from Al-Shifa Hospital.

For those who need life-saving treatment, which are not available in Gaza, the United Nations clarified in its monthly report that there is a need to facilitate their referral for treatment outside the Strip. 

The latest closure has prevented an average of 50 high-risk patients per day from receiving much-needed treatments, surgeries, and care, including cancer patients and life-threatening patients, outside Gaza, and the latest escalation further delayed the entry of 14 portable x-rays and cut-offs. spare parts.

The health group estimates the most urgent health needs to be worth $2 million, including drugs, consumables, laboratory supplies, and fuel for major hospitals.

The United Nations documented the destruction of 18 housing units by the occupation and severe damage to 68 other units, which led to the displacement of 84 families (including 450 individuals) to the population centers that hosted them, and estimates indicate that 1,675 housing units sustained moderate to slight damage, affecting 8 ,500 people.

The United Nations called for securing urgent temporary shelter for the displaced, and this includes providing basic non-food items and cash assistance, to secure temporary shelter and cleaning and sterilization supplies. Children, the elderly and people with a disability or infirmity.

The Shelter Cluster has activated an online emergency response team to facilitate information sharing between partner organizations, focusing on needs assessment and response coordination, and so far, 63 families out of 168 families identified through the assessment conducted by the Ministry of Social Development have received NFI assistance. .

The United Nations has verified the killing of 46 Palestinians, including 15 children and four women, since the beginning of the escalation on August 5. 

The high levels of pre-existing trauma, stress and mental disorders have exacerbated, especially among children in the affected areas, who were already in need of mental health services and psychosocial support, the United Nations said in its report. 

The area of ​​responsibility for actions related to the protection of children is studying the need for child protection, mental health and psychosocial support services on an extensive, organized and specialized scale. Increase collections of recreational items and customize supplies to address potential future trauma.

The United Nations said it is necessary to conduct a reassessment on explosive remnants of war and launch awareness and education programs on their dangers because of the high risk they pose, especially to those displaced due to damaged or destroyed homes and those close to the main areas affected by the bombing. 

The Mine Action Area of ​​Responsibility initiated the implementation of the Emergency Risk Awareness Plan and launched a campaign for preparedness and protection during a conflict situation, and messages on ERW were widely disseminated through social media, propaganda, influencers and journalists to partner organizations and task forces.

The United Nations drew attention to the challenges facing its organizations, especially those imposed on access, the lack of electricity and medicine supplies, the closure of banks and markets, which had a severe impact on the provision of services in the areas of child protection, mental health, psychosocial support and gender-based violence.

 Three of the major radio stations broadcasting messages on explosive remnants of war have ceased to function due to heavy bombing, and GBV services and cash assistance vouchers have been affected by the closure of banks and markets. 

Cancer survivors, the chronically ill, and people with mental health disorders in need of medication are hurting by shortages and shortages of medical supplies, and the lack of hygiene kits from agreed donors calls for rescheduling of existing stock. 

Frontline workers need mental health and psychosocial support services, and toll-free hotlines are hampered by a shortage of staff. 

The needs for mental health and psychosocial support services for children have been exacerbated by the recurring traumas, especially in areas that have witnessed intense bombardment, and there is a need for more funding and capabilities to deal with the increasing needs in the field of mental health and psychosocial support services.

The United Nations said: "The World Food Program is working with other partner humanitarian organizations to prepare an emergency response to secure humanitarian needs on the ground, and an additional 5,000 beneficiaries are being added to the existing list prepared by the program to provide them with cash assistance, and cash assistance is being provided to another 5,000 beneficiaries from During the United Nations cash assistance system, cash assistance from the United Nations is scheduled to be provided to 600,000 vulnerable beneficiaries this week.

The World Food Program stated that the food distribution package for the third quarter cycle is scheduled to be launched on September 1, despite the delay due to the restrictions imposed on the crossings.