- UNRWA: Gaza Situation Report 166, 11–18 Oct 2016
- OCHA Protection of Civilians Weekly Report, 04 - 17 Oct 2016
- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien Statement to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in the oPt, 19 Oct 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- UNRWA Emergency Appeal 2016
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 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
- Food Security Cluster: State of Palestine
On 9 October, a 40-year-old Palestinian man from Silwan (East Jerusalem) carried out a shooting attack, killing a 60-year-old Israeli woman and an Israeli police officer and injuring another five in the Sheikh Jarrah area of East Jerusalem.
IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.
19 October 2016 – The absence of progress towards a two-state solution has led to growing anger and frustration among Palestinians and profound disillusionment among Israelis, the top United Nations Middle East envoy warned today: “We must all avoid the risk of sleep-walking into another violent conflict at a time when the region as a whole needs moderate forces” to stand up to rising radicalization.
Lack of sufficient resources compelled WFP to significantly reduce the food entitlements of 89,000 people in Gaza in July, August and September.
Additional donor support is urgently sought from October onwards.
In September, thanks to contributing partners, WFP assisted more than 480,000 food insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank through both cash-based transfers, using an electronic voucher redeemable in local shops, and direct food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those reached.
Mr. President, I would like to start by thanking Special Coordinator Mladenov for his insightful monthly briefings, which incorporates the humanitarian situation in a coordinated and comprehensive manner.
Communications with Communities (CwC) is an approach within the field of humanitarian response that helps to meet the information and communications needs of people affected by protracted and acute crises. Through CwC, UNRWA provides Palestine refugees greater access to the information they need and ensures that their voices are heard and taken into account in decision-making processes related to the provision of humanitarian services.
Natural disasters and political conflict across the Eastern Mediterranean Region have increased the need for mental health services, especially for those who have been exposed to or witnessed acts of violence, or those have been forcibly displaced. In total, more than 62 million people in the region are affected by emergencies, including 5 million refugees who remain in the region, and more than 21 million internally displaced persons. A number of these people are expected to be suffering from mental health conditions.
At the end of September, the Shelter Cluster response was 25% funded. 9/15 partners and 13/24 projects included in the HRP have received partial funding.
West Bank/East Jerusalem
Demolished structures: 890 (Jan-Sep 2016)
- of which 385 are residential, 275 inhabited, displacing 1,365 individuals, including 638 children
Donor-funded structures: 246
- of which 146 are residential
On the occasion of World Teacher Day 2016, and under the theme of “empowered teachers and sustainable societies”, UNRWA celebrates the progress achieved to date in the Education Reform Strategy, particularly in terms of improved academic achievements of students and staff performance. The strategy, which was launched in 2011 across all five fields of operation, aims at providing quality education to Palestine refugees with a focus on three key roles: students, teachers and school principals.
USG announces more than $364 million in new humanitarian funding for Syria and neighboring countries
SARG and GoRF resume airstrikes on September 19 following dissolution of new CoH agreement
UN officially designates eastern Aleppo city as a besieged location; humanitarian conditions deteriorate significantly
Airstrikes on UN humanitarian convoy in Big Orem, Aleppo, kills multiple aid workers
In August, thanks to contributing partners, WFP assisted more than 480,000 food insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank through cash-based transfers using an electronic voucher redeemable in local shops, and direct food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those reached.
Lack of sufficient resources forced WFP to halve the food entitlements of 89,000 people in Gaza from JulySeptember.
Additional donor support is urgently required from October onwards to ensure full assistance is resumed.
Over 300 Palestinians have been injured by live ammunition in 2016.
Serious concerns persist about lack of accountability for alleged violations of international law, including allegations of war crimes.
Gaza Student performance undermined by poor shelter and living conditions and economic deprivation.
The Ministry of Education in Gaza needs $15 million to furnish new schools.
The provision of basic services in Gaza severely hampered by the longstanding electricity deficit.
Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfuly delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 1.2 million civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority cross-line locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people were reached more than once. A total of 87 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken. UNRWA has also delivered 32 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.
As of 30 September 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22 billion to meet the needs of 95 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $9.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.6 billion.
Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfuly delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 1.2 million civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority cross-line locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people were reached more than once. A total of 87 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken.
UNRWA has also delivered 32 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.
- 6.1 million IDPs inside Syria
- 5,916,903 Assisted in Syria and the Region
- 4.8 million Refugees in the Region