oPt emergency appeal July - December 2003

Wednesday, January 1, 2003

With the help of the international community, UNRWA has been able to provide a comprehensive emergency programme that has met not only the immediate needs of beneficiaries. It has also maintained the building blocks necessary for the reconstruction of the oPt when the crisis finally ends.

The Agency has attempted to provide a viable safety net for tens of thousands of refugee families. Food aid, in the form of supplementary "baskets" of essential commodities, and selective cash assistance have prevented widespread starvation and assisted families facing severe economic hardship.