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Nearly a million people in Gaza have been displaced in a week, the UN said.

Nearly a million people in Gaza have been displaced in a week, the UN said.

Nearly a million Gazans have been displaced within the enclave in one week since the conflict began, and the exodus continues, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said in a press release.

“In the last 12 hours alone, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced. The exodus continues as people move into the southern Gaza Strip. Almost a million people have been displaced in one week,” it said.

On Friday, UN Secretary-General Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Israel had ordered the population and UN staff in the northern Gaza Strip to move to the southern part within 24 hours. The organization called for the order to be lifted, saying that displacing 1.1 million people would have devastating humanitarian consequences. The Hamas-appointed authorities in that part of the Palestinian territories, as well as the Palestinian government in the West Bank, rejected Israel’s demand, calling it a “second Nakba” after the first forced displacement of Palestinians from their lands in 1948.