oPt emergency appeal 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

The protracted crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), which began with the onset of the Al Aqsa intifada in late-2000, has now raged for almost a decade. During this period, living levels of Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza Strip have slumped, ravaged by a combination of Israeli-imposed restrictions on access and movement and persistent conflict, including episodes of intense violence towards the civilian population and repeated destruction of physical assets.

UNRWA will provide relief assistance in the form of: (1) emergency livelihoods support, including food aid, job creation and cash assistance for families in poverty or facing acute shocks; (2) support to access essential basic services, particularly basic education, health and environmental health services and; (3) emergency shelter support for families whose homes have been damaged or destroyed through conflict or natural crises.

© UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh