The situation in Gaza remains dire, with ongoing Israeli strikes and Palestinian rocket attacks. According to UN humanitarian reports, more than 25,000 deaths have occurred in the enclave since the conflict began on October 7. Gaza's health authorities report that 62,681 Palestinians have sustained injuries due to Israeli strikes.
In response to Hamas-led attacks in Israel, approximately 1,200 fatalities and around 250 hostages have been reported. Two Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza since Friday, bringing the total to 193 since the ground operation began, with 1,203 soldiers injured, according to the Israeli military.
During a summit in Kampala, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres referred to the Middle East as a "tinderbox" and urged efforts to prevent further conflict in the region. Guterres criticized Israel's military operations for causing widespread destruction and civilian casualties.
In Gaza, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) highlighted the urgent needs, noting that only 15 bakeries are operational, mostly in the southern areas. UNRWA reported a seven-day telecommunications shutdown and disclosed that 1.7 million internally displaced people in Gaza face dire conditions, with casualties and damage to UNRWA facilities and staff.
(With Agency Inputs)