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CRS report on situation in Gaza

August 12, 2014

Catholic Relief Services, the US bishops’ international relief and development agency, has published a report on the current humanitarian situation in Gaza.

The report was posted on the website of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

The report found “electricity outages up to 21 hours per day,” “severely limited access to sufficient clean water,” and “a critical strain on access to food.”

According to the report, 1,948 Palestinians and 66 Israelis have been killed in the conflict, including 1,402 Palestinian civilians and two Israeli civilians. In addition, “490,000 people in Gaza were displaced internally, most taking shelter in schools, in other informal shelters or with host families.”


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Aug. 12, 2014 6:59 PM ET USA

    Why are we hearing about poor Gaza. They are not occupied but yet insist that occupation cease. The Hamas is the problem with Gaza. They are the same ilk as the ISIS group. Condemn them for using human shields. Only reason more Israelis are not dead is the iron dome. It is not for the lack of trying by Hamas. Of course I fully expect to hear CRS to say that it should be shared with Hamas.