Egypt sets up second camp for displaced Palestinians in Gaza’s Khan Younis: Al-Qahera News

Zeinab El-Gundy , Saturday 24 Feb 2024

Egypt has started setting up the second camp for displaced Palestinians in Khan Younis with a capacity of 400 tents to accommodate 4,000 people in cooperation with the Palestine Red Crescent, a source told Al-Qahera News TV channel on Saturday.

Displaced Palestinians check a tiny coastal area of a territory named Al-Mawasi after Israeli tanks reported raided the sector near Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on February 21, 2024. AFP


The new camp will be equipped with electricity and water as part of Egypt's efforts to alleviate the ongoing suffering of the Palestinian people, explained the source.

Egypt will also set up a field hospital in the Palestinian city of Rafah in south Gaza and a relief camp in Deir Al-Balah in central Gaza.

Two aid distribution centres will be established in Rafah, which is now home to 1.5 million Palestinians displaced by five months of Israeli bombardment across the strip.

Egypt set up the first camp for displaced Palestinians in Khan Younis in December and expanded it in January.

According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), more than 85 percent of Gaza's 2.4 million population has been internally displaced multiple times since the start of the Israeli aggression on the strip on 7 October.

Hundreds of thousands of displaced people have sought refuge in 155 UNRWA facilities.

Approximately 70 percent of Gaza's 439,000 homes and nearly half of its buildings have suffered damage or were destroyed by Israeli airstrikes and bombardment, according to recent figures.

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