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Gaza situation report update, August 2014

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Patients with kidney disease who need life-saving haemodialysis two or three times weekly have camped outside Shifa hospital to guarantee their access to treatment ©WHO.Patients with kidney disease who need life-saving haemodialysis two or three times weekly have camped outside Shifa hospital to guarantee their access to treatment ©WHO.Prior to the renewed violence, the temporary ceasefires during the past week had allowed some improvement in the humanitarian situation, most importantly by increasing personal safety and security, but also by allowing for movement for families to resupply with essentials, return to damaged homes, recover household possessions and access health services.

Two hospitals that had closed due to extensive damage reopened on an emergency basis and received patients using alternative facilities. The assessment process of damage and needs in each sector began to be carried out by UN agencies, ministries, local governments and organizations.

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