UNRWA deeply concerned by Israel’s military assault in Jenin refugee camp, damage to infrastructure

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it is deeply concerned by the impact of the ongoing Israeli army military assault in the densely populated Jenin refugee camp and the damage caused to the infrastructure.

It said five Palestine refugees were among the 10 killed in the Israeli assault that started yesterday.

In addition, extensive damage to the camp infrastructure was reported, including damage to its water network. Water and electricity services have been interrupted in large areas of the camp, said UNRWA, as many people are in urgent need of food, drinking water and milk powder for children.

UNRWA runs 10 installations, operated by 90 Agency staff members in Jenin camp. All UNRWA installations, including four schools and one health center, were unable to operate due to the large-scale military assault.

UNRWA said it cannot yet confirm if any of its installations were affected, nor can the Agency confirm the final number of casualties among Palestine refugees in Jenin camp, urging action to ensure those injured have access to medical care.

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