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Saturday, December 02, 2023

What the Displacement in Gaza Looks Like in Maps, Charts and Photos - The New York Times

What the Scale of Displacement in Gaza Looks Like

Thousands of people

waiting south of Gaza City to evacuate

on Nov. 17

Area of initial evacuation order

Source: Satellite image by Maxar Technologies

"Up to 1.8 million Gazans — around 80 percent of the population — have been forced to leave their homes since Israel began its bombardment in response to Hamas’s attack on Oct. 7. That number is expected to rise after Israel issued a new evacuation order on Saturday for areas in the south.

Total number of people displaced in the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7

Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs via HDX

Note: Estimates for the number of displaced people staying outside the shelter system are difficult to obtain and corrected periodically.

Gaza has never experienced so much internal displacement in such a short time. Earlier conflicts forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes, but refugee experts said the current war was unprecedented for the number of people displaced within the enclave’s 140 square miles.

With Israel barring most Gazans from leaving and shelters swelling to many times over their capacity, humanitarian aid workers say there is no safe place to go as the fighting continues.

Where displaced people are staying at United Nations and government shelters

Each circle represents the total number of displaced people in shelters within one square kilometer.



Area of initial

evacuation order


of people

Area of Dec. 2

evacuation order

Sources: ReliefWeb Response (shelter populations); Israeli military (evacuation zone boundaries)

Note: Shelter locations shown are primarily schools; data for medical facilities and other buildings serving as shelters was not available. Data is as of Nov. 28.

There are at least 14 government and United Nations shelters within the new evacuation zone that Israeli forces announced on Saturday. These shelters had registered more than 68,000 displaced people as of Nov. 28.

“People are sleeping on the streets and sidewalks without any means of protection,” said Yousef Hammash, an advocacy officer for the Norwegian Refugee Council, who fled from his home in northern Gaza in mid-October to stay with more than 40 relatives in a two-room home in Khan Younis. “And people in the shelters are trying to convince themselves that it’s a bit more safe than being in the street.”

“The situation before was unimaginable, and now they want to move people again,” he added.

Two Palestinian citizens pulling wheeled suitcases and carrying backpacks, walk away from damaged high-rise buildings in Gaza City.

Palestinians evacuated their homes damaged by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City.

Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images

Dozens of men, women and children sit on benches in the courtyard of a United Nations school, where displaced people have taken refuge. Others look down at the courtyard from three levels of balconies where clothing hangs to dry.

A school in Khan Younis where displaced people have found refuge.

Samar Abu Elouf for The New York Times

About 1.4 million Palestinans have found shelter in or outside of Gaza’s schools, medical centers, mosques and churches. The rest — as many as a half a million people — are thought to be staying with relatives and even strangers, often sleeping outside in courtyards or crammed into small apartments.

A majority of the displaced have moved south, as intense air- and ground strikes by Israeli forces have destroyed much of the north, making it unlivable. But tens of thousands are estimated to remain in the north, including many who are unable to travel, such as the sick and disabled.

Humanitarian organizations warn that shelters, even in the south, are not protected from fighting. The U.N. reported on Nov. 23 that since the start of the conflict, an estimated 191 people in shelters had been killed and 798 had been injured.

Many schools housing displaced people have been damaged since the war began, according to a UNICEF tracker, which relies on reports from other organizations on the ground.

Schools that have sheltered displaced people and have been damaged

Area of initial

evacuation order



Area of Dec. 2

evacuation order

Sources: UNICEF (shelter damage); Israeli military (evacuation zone boundaries)

Note: Major damage means the building exists but is not usable; moderate damage means the building is usable but damage occurred to the building’s infrastructure; minor damage means damage occurred to windows, doors and other parts of the building. Map includes government schools only. Data is as of Dec. 1.

At least 28 government schools functioning as shelters have sustained major damage in the North Gaza and Gaza regions, making them no longer usable, and 122 others across the territory have sustained moderate or minor damage.

The U.N. has estimated that most of its shelters are at four times their capacity, at minimum, and unable to accommodate more people.

“You have to wait in line for two hours, just to use the bathroom,” Mr. Hammash said. “To have a shower is kind of a dream.”

Number of people staying in shelters in each region since Oct. 7

Many Gazans have moved south, but tens of thousands remain in shelters in the north.

Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs via HDX

The shelter population has soared in the Gaza Strip since the start of the war, especially in the central and southern regions of Deir al Balah, Khan Younis and Rafah, areas to which Israeli forces have told Palestinians to evacuate.

Close quarters and limited access to safe water and bathrooms is contributing to the spread of disease, along with the onset of winter, according to the World Health Organization. The agency has reported thousands of cases of acute respiratory infections, diarrhea and skin rashes in Gaza on average each day.

An aerial view of people walking among dozens of closely packed white tents at a shelter site in Khan Younis.

A tent camp in Khan Younis.

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

A man crouches in front of a cooking pot over a fire in a hallway of a U.N. school being used as a shelter in Gaza City. A woman and child stand beside him.

A man prepares a fire for cooking at a U.N. school being used as a shelter in Gaza City.

Omar El-Qattaa/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

During the seven-day cease-fire that ended on Friday, some people temporarily left shelters to return to their homes to investigate any damage. Some people displaced in the south even tried to go back to the north, according to the U.N.

The safety of displaced people is uncertain as the fighting continues into its ninth week, and people are once again forced to move to new locations.

“We are going to a new level of madness and bombardment,” Mr. Hammash said. “Now it’s the turn of the south."

What the Displacement in Gaza Looks Like in Maps, Charts and Photos - The New York Times

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