Displaced Palestinian families in Gaza live in desperate conditions: UN

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UNITED NATIONS, April 12 (APP): More than 75,000 Palestinian families internally displaced in the Gaza Strip as a result of Israeli attacks in 2014 continue to live in fraught conditions and are in need of homes, the United Nations relief coordination wing for the Occupied Palestinian Territory reported Tuesday.

In a press release, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian  Affairs (OCHA) said it conducted an ‘unprecedented profiling exercise’ of Palestinian families internally displaced in the Gaza Strip.

“After hearing from over 16,000 displaced families in the Gaza Strip,  it is clear that most continue to live in desperate conditions,” Robert Piper, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory, said.”International support to end this situation is urgently needed,” he said.