Nine out of ten children in the Gaza Strip suffer some form of conflict-related trauma after the Israeli military attack ended over a month ago, said the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor.
In a new report, Euro-Med Monitor documented the suffering of the two most vulnerable groups in the besieged Strip; women and children. The report, entitled One War Older, said that around 50% of the two million people in the Gaza Strip are children under 15 years, and 49% are female.
In addition to the large numbers of deaths and injuries among children and women, Euro-Med Monitor said that 241 children lost one or both parents as a result of the bombing, about 5,400 children lost their homes (completely destroyed or severely damaged), and 42,000 children had their homes partially damaged.
The report comes after more than five weeks of field research by Euro-Med Monitor’s team, which documented hundreds of cases of direct targeting of civilian homes that contained large numbers of women and children in the Gaza Strip.