- OCHA: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report, 17 - 23 November 2015
- UNRWA Gaza Situation Report 119, 17 November 2015
- Humanitarian Coordinator calls for end to punitive demolitions in the occupied West Bank [EN/HE/AR], 15 Nov 2015
Appeals & Funding
- oPt Strategic Response Plan 2015
- UNRWA Emergency Appeal 2015
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Humanitarian Response Fund
- OCHA in oPt
- OCHA Reported Access Incidents of Humanitarian Organizations Database
- OCHA Vulnerability Profile of Palestinian Communities in Area C
- OCHA: Gaza One Year On: Marking One Year Since the 2014 Escalation of Hostilities
- UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East)
- Amnesty Int'l: The Gaza Platform - An interactive map of Israeli attacks during the 2014 Gaza conflict
- UN Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)
- OCHA Gaza Crossings Activities Database
Heightened tension which began in mid-September 2015 in the Old City of Jerusalem, increased signicantly from 1 October throughout the oPt and Israel, characterized by widespread confrontations with Israeli forces, alongside almost daily attacks on Israelis. In this context, serious protection concerns have been raised including related to deliberate attacks on Israeli civilians by Palestinians and excessive use of force against Palestinians by Israeli military and police, including possible extra-judicial killings.
Following an Israeli Security Cabinet decision of 14 October, Israeli forces blocked several main streets leading to and from most Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem. As of 21 October 38 obstacles, including 17 checkpoints, 20 cement blocks and one earth mound have been placed. These obstacles directly impact nine Palestinian neighborhoods home to approximately 138,000 people, or some 45 per cent of East Jerusalem’s Palestinian population.
• Hungary requested tents, heaters, mattresses, bed-sheets, pillows, blankets, etc.
• DK, BG, FI, SI and PL have fulfilled the Request for Assistance
• Serbia requested vehicles, fuel, heaters, shelters, beds, mattresses, pillows, blankets, mobile showers and toilets, hygiene items, food, etc.
• For now HU have fulfilled part of the Request for Assistance
Humanitarian Aid funding
The Atlas features dozens of West Bank and Gaza Strip maps, including maps zooming in on every Palestinian governorate. The maps indicate locations of Palestinian cities, towns and communities, Israeli settlements, physical barriers impeding the movement of people, restricted and non-restricted roads and more. In addition, the Atlas includes thematic maps highlighting protection of civilians concerns and humanitarian needs. For the West Bank, these maps highlight the level of access to land and services, settler violence and incidents of demolitions in every region.
In recent weeks, the upsurge of Syrians seeking asylum in European countries has overwhelmed existing capacity. According to UNHCR, as of July 2015 almost 350,000 Syrians have applied for asylum in Europe since the conflict in Syria began, nearly half applying in Germany and Sweden and one third in Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands combined.
Calculation of the Most Vulnerable Localities is based on the following datasets:
1 - Multi-Deprivation Index (MDI)
The MDI is a composite index, based on deprivation level scoring of households in five critical dimensions:
i - Access to Health services;
ii - Income levels;
iii - Access to Education services;
iv - Access to Water and Sanitation services;
v - Housing conditions;
MDI is from CAS, UNDP and MoSA Living Conditions and Household Budget Survey conducted in 2004.