Gaza: Israeli forces issue evacuation orders as fighting resumes

This morning, the truce broke after a week. Israeli forces have called for people in some neighbourhoods in the Middle Area and Khan Younis to evacuate further south to Rafah. MSF-supported clinics Martyrs and Beni Suhaila are located in areas under the evacuation order. 

Nearly a million internally displaced people in the Strip have sought shelter in the south of Gaza, where they currently live in appalling conditions. Many civilians have already been displaced several times since 7 October.

Civilians are being ordered to move south, but nowhere in Gaza is safe due to the indiscriminate bombing and continued fighting.  

We are calling on Israeli Forces to revoke their evacuation orders immediately. We urge all parties to protect civilians and vital infrastructure from harm. We need a sustained ceasefire now.