Gaza Emergency

Gaza Emergency

© 2016 UNRWA
In April 2016, UNRWA commenced the second round of its food distribution, which runs until June 2016, and for the first time provides the new and improved food baskets to over 930,000 Palestine refugees.
Director of UNRWA Operation Gaza, Mr. Bo Scahck  with Senior External Relations and Projects Officer Mr. Munir Manneh flying the flags of Palestine and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the opening ceremony of Jabalia elementary girls’ school (A&B)  funded by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD). Photo credit: ©UNRWA Gaza 2016. Photo by Tamer Hamam.
With the support of the Saudi Fund for Development, UNRWA inaugurated the new building of Jabalia elementary girls school A&B in northern Gaza
© 2015 UNRWA Photo.
UNRWA distributed over US$ 4.65 million in funding available for reconstruction and severe repair works to a total of 710 refugee families across the Gaza Strip
© 2016 UNRWA Photo
As part of its ‘Rebuild Palestine. Start with Education’ initiative, Dubai Cares supports two schools benefiting 2,570 refugee Palestinian children
Palestine refugee students in UNRWA schools at the end of an arts and sports session, which was generously supported by Dubai Cares in the Gaza Strip. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
Supported by generous funding from Dubai Cares, the UNRWA Education Department and Community Mental Health Programme has engaged more than 175,000 children in UNRWA schools in Gaza through the delivery of weekly arts and sports classe
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The scale of human loss and destruction in Gaza during the 2014 conflict was catastrophic and has, in the words of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “shocked and shamed the world.” During the 50 days from 8 July until 26 August 2014, 2,251 Palestinians were killed, 1,462 of them are believed to be civilians, including 551 children and 299 women. Sixty-six Israeli soldiers and five civilians, including one child, were also killed. Overall, 11,231 Palestinians were injured during the conflict, including 3,540 women and 3,436 children. Roughly one third of these children will have to cope with permanent disabilities for the rest of their lives as a result of their injuries.

During the violence, 118 UNRWA installations were damaged, including 83 schools and 10 health centres. Over 12,600 housing units were totally destroyed and almost 6,500 sustained severe damage. Almost 150,000 additional housing units sustained various degrees of damage and remained inhabitable. The conflict led to a homelessness crisis in Gaza, with almost 500,000 persons displaced at its peak; thousands remain displaced to this day.

More information is available on the #GazaOneYearLater campaign page and the Gaza eight years of blockade infographic

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Facts & Figures

 

2,251 people killed

 

 

11,231 people injured

 

 

300,000

persons spent some

time displaced

in UNRWA shelters

 

 

83 UNRWA schools,

10 health centres

& 25 other instalations

damaged

 

 

47,000+ families

have not received

payments for house

repair works due

to lack of funding
(as of 1 September 2015)

 

 

  Impacted housing units during the 2014 Gaza conflict. © URNWA

 

More information on the impact of the 2014 conflict & UNRWA response

Gap 89.21
Coverage 10.79

Funding Requirements

In the oPt, Palestine refugees are exposed to the lasting consequences of an occupation now approaching 50 years. In Gaza, a decade-long blockade and repeated cycles of conflict has rendered the majority of the population dependent on aid to meet basic needs. Unemployment rates in the small coastal strip are among the highest in the world, particularly for women and youth.

In the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, violence and operations by Israeli security forces, access restrictions, forced displacement, demolitions, and other rights violations increased significantly since October 2015. As a result of this intensified protection crisis, as well as the impact of long-term military occupation, Palestinian living standards are undermined, and the demand for humanitarian assistance interventions has remained high.

In 2016, UNRWA needs US$ 403 million to meet the minimum humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Read the full 2016 oPt emergency appeal.

 

Total Appeal$403,000,000
Received to Date$43,500,000
Gap$359,500,000
Coverage10.79%
Gap89.21%

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Gaza Emergency 1
US$ 30 GIVES COUNSELLING TO A TRAUMATISED CHILD
Gaza Emergency Donate Message 2
US$ 40 FEEDS A PERSON TWO DAILY MEALS FOR A WEEK
Gaza Emergency Donate Message 3
US$ 149 PROVIDES A FAMILY WITH MATTRESSES,...
Gaza Emergency Donate Message 4
US$ 1080 FEEDS A FAMILY IN GAZA FOR A MONTH