GENEVA - Fifty-five per cent of buildings in Gaza have been destroyed or damaged since the war began in October, the UN's satellite centre said on Monday.

At least 36,591 buildings were destroyed, with 16,513 severely damaged, 47,368 moderately damaged and 36,825 possibly damaged, according to analysis of satellite images.

Gaza city and Khan Younis are the worst affected areas.

Deir Al Balah and Gaza city recorded the highest rise in damage since April, with Nuseirat refugee camp the worst-affected area in Deir Al Balah.