In Photos: Inside Gaza's Hospitals and Shelters

August 11, 2014

By

Claire Manibog

The recent escalation of violence that began on July 8 killed more than 400 children and injured thousands. UNICEF estimates at least 373,000 children in Gaza will need emotional and psychological support to deal with trauma.

 

Here's a look at some of the ways UNICEF is supporting children and their families affected by the conflict. You can help. 

 

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Rabee, a worker from the UNICEF-supported Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR), gives a doll to a wounded girl in Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1037/d’Aki

Rabee, a UNICEF-supported field worker, gives a doll to a wounded girl in Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. More than 2,500 children in Gaza have been injured in the recent violence.


Children gather water from a Gaza tap.

UNICEF has installed communal water points, delivered thousands of jerry cans and is helping to repair Gaza's badly-damaged water infrastructure.


A wounded girl plays with a toy while recovering at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1038/d’Aki

A wounded girl recovering at Al-Shifa Hospital. An estimated 70% of child casualties have been children under the age of 12.


A boy receives a toy car from support workers at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1039/d’Aki

A boy with workers from a UNICEF-supported response team at the hospital. UNICEF is providing drugs and medical supplies to Gaza's hospitals.

 

A girl has her face painted at a UN-run shelter in Gaza City. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1042/d’AkiA girl has her face painted at a U.N.-run shelter in Gaza City. Children are showing signs of increased distress, including nightmares, bedwetting and clinging to their parents.


Nearly 237,000 people have sought shelter inside UN-run schools in Gaza since the recent conflict began. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1041/d’Aki

Children play at a shelter in Gaza City run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). As of August 11, nearly 237,000 people are sheltering inside UNRWA schools in Gaza.

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Learn more about the conflict's impact on children.

All photos by © UNICEF/NYHQ2014/d’Aki.