GENEVA, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Global calls for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war have gone unheeded, preventing anything more than a trickle of humanitarian aid from entering Israeli-besieged Gaza as shortages of food, fuel, drinking water and medicine worsen.

Here is a rundown of what some U.N. agencies call a “humanitarian catastrophe” enveloping the tiny Hamas-ruled enclave of 2.3 million people.

About 1.5 million people – more than half the population of the Gaza Strip – have fled their homes, with more than 700,000 sheltering in buildings run by the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA), the U.N. humanitarian office (OCHA) says. Tens of thousands of others are in hospitals and churches.

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