Photo; PIC
Photo; PIC

Gaza, 15 Rajab 1436/4 May 2015 (MINA) – Over 5,000 Palestinian civilians, who have gone homeless since last summer’s Israeli offensive on Gaza, are still taking refuge in nine UNRWA shelters opened across the Gaza Strip.

According to a statistics released Sunday, the largest number of homeless civilians, estimated at some 2,070 and whose homes had been destroyed or damaged beyond repair, are housed in three shelters in Gaza province, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Three UNRWA shelters based in the Northern Province are taking in some 689 displaced Gazans.

368 homeless civilians have resorted to the UNRWA lodging in the Central Province and some 903 others are taking refuge in the UNRWA shelter in Khan Younis.

The Rafah-based UNRWA shelter provides meanwhile a provisional accommodation to some 951 houseless persons.

The UNRWA shelters make part of the concrete expression of the agency’s pledges to work on re-housing Gazan refugees wo have been left without roofs over their heads in the wake of the Israeli offensive on the besieged coastal enclave and who have no alternative accommodation.

For their part, the Gazan refugees taking cover in UNRWA shelters launched distress signals over the acute shortages in vital facilities and basic life-needs.

Local sources said that residents of the UNRWA shelter in Khan Younis have initiated a series of protest moves to express their deep disappointment with the quality of distributed food and other aid items.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)