People search for victims amid the rubble of a destroyed home in the town of Rafah, southern Gaza. A cloud of smoke is visible in the distance. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1045/El Baba

In Photos: Inside Gaza's Hospitals and Shelters

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. 



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.


Learn more about the conflict's impact on children.

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