The UN estimates that about four in five people in the Gaza Strip have had to flee their homes due to the war.

In its latest update, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, says about 1.8 million people are thought to be internally displaced, out of the 2.2 million who live in Gaza.

However, the UN says “obtaining an accurate count is challenging” as it’s difficult to track those who have fled and account for those who returned home during the temporary ceasefire.

Early in the war, Israel told Palestinians to move south, with hundreds of thousands relocating. Since the ceasefire ended on Friday, Israel has also told people in eastern areas of Khan Younis to evacuate further to the south.

The below graphic shows how the number of displaced Palestinians has surged since Hamas’s attacks on 7 October (it’s worth noting it doesn’t include the latest UN figure).

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