The temporary truce between Israel and Hamas that began on November 24 has afforded Gaza a brief respite from Israeli bombardments.
The latest conflict broke out on October 7 after Hamas gunmen killed some 1,200 Israelis, mostly civilians, and seized more than 200 hostages. Dozens of Israeli and foreign nationals have been released from Hamas captivity since the truce, alongside some 180 Palestinians.
An estimated 46,000 housing units have been completely destroyed and more than 234,000 have been partially damaged, according to a UN report on November 29. Satellite analysis by researchers at the CUNY Graduate Center and Oregon State University estimate that between 26% and 34% of all structures in the strip are damaged as of November 29. Comparatively, those figures were between 20% and 26% on November 18.
In the Gaza and North Gaza governorates, where the heaviest concentration of airstrikes has occurred, an estimated 52% to 65% of structures have been damaged.
More than 14,800 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks in Gaza since October 7, according to figures from the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the West Bank, which draws its data from Hamas-run health authorities in Gaza.
See where the Gaza Strip has been damaged since Israeli airstrikes began and where key hospitals, evacuation routes and crossings are located.
UN and other humanitarian groups have increased aid and fuel supplies into Gaza during the truce, but UN officials say the current level of deliveries are still nowhere near meeting the needs of Gazans.
Gaza is among the most densely populated places in the world — more than 500 people per 100 square meters in many sections, according to the European Commission. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reports that at least 60% of Gaza’s housing has been destroyed or damaged as of November 24.
More than 1.8 million people in Gaza — about 80% — are displaced, UN officials report.
Northern Gaza has had no electricity since October 11. Five hospitals in the northern part of Gaza are partially operating, according to UNOCHA.
As fighting continues across Gaza and Israel, CNN is visualizing the war through maps, charts and more.