Gaza death toll continues to rise as tensions escalate

GAZA, 9 August 2022 – At least 46 Palestinians, including 16 children, had been killed, while 360 people were injured in air strikes on Gaza.

The air strikes damaged 1,761 houses and caused 450 Palestinians to lose their homes while 8,500 people were affected by the incident.

The ceasefire has been enforced since 7 August.

The Gaza Power Plant which shut down on 6 August because of significant damage has resumed operation.

Gaza borders are still closed for the sixth day in a row.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health declared that health services are only able to operate for 72 hours due to a shortage of medical supplies and medicine.

Islamic Relief is currently collaborating with local and international organizations in doing assessments to distribute emergency aid such as food, cash vouchers, and hygiene kits for those affected.