occupied palestinian territory emergency appeal 2023

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Under the 2023 oPt Emergency Appeal the priority in Gaza is to provide emergency food assistance to 1.2 million refugees and emergency cash assistance for those worst affected by the economic crisis. Emergency preparedness will be strengthened through improvements to existing Designated Emergency Shelters and new Mobile Emergency Shelters. In the West Bank, emergency food and cash assistance to the most vulnerable will continue. Emergency response will be scaled-up to include mobile health teams and cash-based support to Palestine refugees under imminent risk of forcible displacement, particularly in Area C, and those affected by Israeli Security Forces operations and settler violence, conflict, evictions, and demolitions. In both Gaza and the West Bank, additional provision will be made to ensure that children in UNRWA schools receive the needed mental health and psychosocial support and counselling to help them cope with the crises.

A Palestine refugee woman receives her food assistance packages at the UNRWA Jabalia distribution centre in Gaza. © 2021 UNRWA. Photo by Mohamed Hinnawi