War on gaza twenty first century's deadliest 100 days

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL6.GCP/2023/Policy brief.3

Country: State of Palestine

Publication Type: Policy briefs

Cluster: Governance and Conflict Prevention

Focus Area: Resilient development & conflict prevention

Initiatives: Governance and institution building, Forced displacement, Support to the Palestinian people

SDGs: Goal 2: Zero Hunger, Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, Goal 4: Quality Education, Goal 5: Gender Equality, Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Keywords: Administrative aspects, Ceasefires, Children in armed conflicts, Development assistance, Economic aspects, Humanitarian assistance, Medical aspects, Military occupation, Recovery, Social aspects, Statistical data, Territories occupied by israel, Violent deaths, War crimes, War victims, Women in armed conflicts

War on Gaza: twenty-first century's deadliest 100 days?

February 2024

The ongoing war on the Gaza Strip is unfolding as the most severe episode of the 56-year Israeli occupation of Gaza, including the 16-year blockade, and other unlawful Israeli policies and practices. Although Gaza has suffered previous military escalations, the 2023 war stands out as unprecedented in the scale of death, destruction, and human suffering it has incurred, with repercussions that will echo for generations to come.

The unprecedented impact of the current war on Gaza demands a transformative shift in addressing mounting immediate needs, reevaluating long-term systemic challenges to relief efforts, and confronting the root causes of the conflict by ending the occupation and upholding international law.

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