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Gaza buried by tons of rubble and unexploded weapons

United Nations, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) warned on Friday that the conflict in Gaza has left 23 million tons of rubble and unexploded weapons scattered throughout the enclave.

According to the agency, years will pass by before the Strip is safe again as the disastrous humanitarian emergency is under way.

The lives of over two million Gazans have been devastated by daily Israeli bombings since the Hamas-led attacks on Israel on October 7, the UNRWA posted on X.

The latest reports say humanitarian work continues in the besieged region amid intense Israeli shelling and ground operations.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Friday heavy ongoing fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups.

In its latest briefing, OCHA says violence remains ongoing in much of the Gaza Strip, particularly in the Hamad area of Khan Yuni.

“Hostilities are soaring up civilian casualties, displacement and destruction of homes and other civilian infrastructure,” the OCHA added.

That entity confirmed that other partners are conducting mine action work and assessing explosive threats while educating Gazans about the dangers.

However, OCHA called for larger-scale assessments in view of Israel’s obstacles to the import of humanitarian mine action supplies and authorization requirements for the deployment of specialized personnel.