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Gaza situation report update, 23–28 August 2014

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Al Wafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in Shejaiiyah neighbourhood, Gaza city, before and after its destruction in late July 2014 (photos provided by al Wafa).Al Wafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in Shejaiiyah neighbourhood, Gaza city, before and after its destruction in late July 2014. Photo credit by al Wafa.Between August 23 and 26, 38 persons were killed, 457 were injured, and four high commercial and residential tower blocks were destroyed. 30 clinics that had been damaged were closed as of August 27. This has hindered access for residents especially in outlying areas. Power cuts prevailed throughout Gaza for up to 18 hours or more daily, as lines from Israel were damaged again earlier in the week. However, more than 60% of the water network was reported to be again functioning.

The process of field assessment for damage and needs in each sector was delayed during the ceasefire breakdown but by August 27 began to be carried out by UN agencies, ministries, local governments and organizations.

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