Relief workers in Gaza scramble during 7-hour truce to distribute aid

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Aid workers are scrambling to re-supply shelters where Gazans have sought refuge from the fighting during a 7-hour Israeli truce that began on Monday morning.

UNRWA, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees, is using the "period of calm" to get the basic necessities to the displaced like food, water and hygiene items.

The total number of displaced is estimated at 475,000, the agency says.

The majority are living in shelters that were UN-run schools before the outbreak of the hostilities.

Christopher Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson told Patrick Maigua, that the shelters run by his agency are now crammed with families.

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