It has been almost four months since the Israeli government launched a military assault on Gaza and imposed a near-total siege following the deadly 7 October raid into Israel by Hamas, the Palestinian political and militant group that governs the enclave.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on his fifth Middle East tour, pushing for a ceasefire, while Israel extends its ground invasion and airstrikes deeper into southern Gaza, where over half the enclave’s population is seeking refuge after being forced from their homes.
Even if a longer-term ceasefire deal is agreed upon soon, Israel’s military campaign has already been one of the most deadly and destructive in modern history, plunging the around 2.3 million people who live in Gaza into a humanitarian catastrophe at unprecedented speed.
Here’s a round-up of our recent coverage:
Even if fighting were to stop, massive destruction and daunting logistical barriers mean aid groups will struggle to meet basic needs.
How will controversy and donor freezes impact the biggest aid agency in Gaza amid a dire humanitarian crisis and ongoing hostilities?
Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are finding out – to their cost – that al-Mawasi is not the refuge Israel promised it would be.
Five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip share their happy memories, their challenges, and their hopes for the future.
With the basics for sustaining life in the enclave being destroyed, he warns that the hunger crisis is going to get ‘unimaginably worse‘.
Despite the risks, journalists continue to try to keep the spotlight on the suffering of Palestinian civilians.
A Mercy Corps staff member recounts two months of horror and devastation living under Israeli siege and bombardment in Rafah.
For former Palestinian peace negotiator Yezid Sayigh, the solution to the underlying causes of conflict is political, even if there’s no clear path forward.
For 31-year-old Palestinian journalist Maha Hussaini, growing up in Gaza meant knowing she could lose everything. That fear has become a reality.