In Gaza, children are deeply affected by violence @UNICEF

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Via In Gaza, children are deeply affected by violence | At a glance: State of Palestine | UNICEF.

UNICEF is on the ground helping and reporting on children in the region.

By 3 August 2014 in the State of Palestine, the number of Palestinians killed in the recent escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza, which began on 8 July, has reached 1,650, while 9,320 have been wounded.

An estimated 475,000 people have been displaced internally.

“The physical and psychological toll that the violence is having on people is almost indescribable,” says Pernille Ironside, Chief of the UNICEF field office in Gaza. “We see children killed, injured, mutilated and burnt, in addition to being terrified to their core. The consequences run much deeper than previous flare-ups,” she adds.

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