Hundreds of children have been killed, and thousands more have been injured.
More than 2,500 Palestinian children and at least six Israeli children have been injured in a conflict marked by indiscriminate violence and a lack of respect for humanitarian pauses. Three hundred and ninety-two children have been killed in Gaza—nearly 70% under the age of 12.
Violence has displaced thousands of families inside Gaza, including 242,000 children. Many have sought refuge in U.N.-run schools operating as shelters. Eigthy-nine U.N.-run schools in Gaza and two schools in Israel have been damaged.
Water and sanitation are now a major concern, following serious damage to Gaza's only power plant. Lack of clean water increases the risk of water-borne diseases, and diarrhea cases among children have now gone up.