UNRWA reports approximately one million people have fled Rafah in the last three weeks, underscoring the severe humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

"People have no safe havens amidst bombings and shortages of food and water. They are living in squalor, surrounded by heaps of garbage, with no basic living conditions. Each day, the challenges of providing protection and assistance become increasingly impossible," the statement emphasized.

Since May 6, the Israeli military has been engaged in a limited operation in eastern Rafah. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asserts that without occupying the city and neutralizing the militants there, defeating the Hamas terrorist group is unattainable.