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Moussab Wahdan, 5, stands beside the cot on which his 18-month-old brother, Mohammed Ali Wahdan, lies in the paediatric ward of Al-Shifa Hospital, Gaza.

8 Things You Need to Know About Gaza

The conflict that began on July 8 has had a huge impact on children.

1. Aug. 24 was the first day of school, but most children can’t go back.

The fighting has damaged at least 244 schools. Of those, 25 have been completely destroyed or severely damaged and are now unusable. Other schools can't be used for teaching because they are being used as shelters. More than 280,000 people displaced by the conflict are taking shelter in school buildings.

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