Gaza conflict: UN says number of displaced almost doubles

Sourced from the BBC 18 July 2014

The number of people in Gaza seeking sanctuary from the conflict with Israel nearly doubled on Friday, the UN says.

Relief workers in Gaza said there were now more than 40,000 people being protected in 34 UN shelters.

It comes after Israel sent troops and tanks into Gaza targeting Hamas militants who are firing rockets into southern Israel.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a “significant expansion” of the offensive.

As the numbers of the displaced increase with the anticipated “significant expansion” what role do you think the international community can play, will be allowed to play, in regard to helping these displaced communities? Do let us know your thoughts on this!

You can also read IRIN’s report GAZA: Nowhere to go here

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