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UN Humanitarian Chief Says Power Plant , UN School Hit in Gaza, Urges Ceasefire

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In Gaza, the UN's humanitarian headquarters “was hit five times over a period between 1 am and 2 am” yesterday, Valerie Amos the UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Wednesday.

UNITED NATIONS, July 30 (RIA Novosti) - In Gaza, the UN's humanitarian headquarters “was hit five times over a period between 1 am and 2 am” yesterday, Valerie Amos the UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Wednesday.

Referring to another shelling of a UN Relief and Works Agency facilities, Amos said that “today another UN school serving as a shelter has been hit in gross violation of international law. More children, civilians killed and injured.”

Amos, the UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, said “I hope that all those with influence over the parties involved in this conflict will continue to do their utmost to agree on a lasting ceasefire and bring this conflict to an end. Let's put people first.”

Providing the UN estimate of the impact on civilians in Gaza, Amos said “there are currently over 250,000 confirmed displaced people, 200,000 people in UNRWA shelters alone, in need of aid. This is over 10 per cent of the overall population of Gaza.”

Amos added that the “World Food Program is providing emergency food assistance to 204,000 people in addition to the regular food programs and shortages of basic supplies have been reported in local markets.”

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