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oPt: Floods and cold wave, DREF operation n° MDRPS005 - Final Report

Summary: CHF 106,394 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 7 March, 2012 to support the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in delivering assistance to a total of 1,888 beneficiaries, and to replenish the used contingency stocks.

Thanks to support by the DREF, PRCS was able to bring tailored and effective immediate relief to 1,888 persons. In addition, the emergency helped identifying gaps in coordination and ways to improve coordination with other actors as well as testing its contingency plans.

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Barrier impacts on the environment and rural livelihoods

unrwa/bmu - arij joint environmental impact monitoring

In 2002, following the outbreak of the Second Intifada, Israel started constructing the West Bank Barrier, which restricts the mobility of Palestinians and cuts Palestinian farmers off from their land. The construction process and the Barrier’s physical structure severely impact the Palestinian population and their surrounding environment.

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PRCS provides its services to communities affected by severe weather conditions in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

(Al Bireh- 4/3/2012): PRCS provided relief services to communities affected by severe weather conditions prevailing since last Tuesday, as follows:

Palestine Red Crescent Society:

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WASH Cluster oPt Monthly Situation Report - Number 45, March 31st, 2012

Report
EWASH

Headlines

• WASH CAP 2012 has only received 34 per cent pledges, leaving most of its high priority projects unfunded.

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Weekly Report PRCS’ Operations Room 25 Feb - 2 Mar 2012

(Extract)

Interventions of PRCS during the latest severe weather conditions:

  • Several West Bank and Gaza Strip areas were affected by extreme winter conditions this week. PRCS’ Disaster Management Unit provided necessary humanitarian assistance to affected populations especially in Al Aghwar, Massafer Bani Na’im and Southern Yatta (Hebron Governorate) as well as in refugee camps located in lowlands in the Gaza Strip where Palestinian homes were severely damaged due to floods and heavy rain.
Palestine Red Crescent Society:

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oPt Floods and cold wave, DREF operation n° MDRPS006

Summary: CHF 106,394 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 7 March, 2012 to support the Palestine Red Crescent Society in delivering assistance to some 2,400 beneficiaries, and partly to replenish the used contingency stocks.

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As part of the Warm Winter Campaign : Palestine Red Crescent and Qatar Red Crescent provide in-kind assistance to elderly people and orphans in Nablus and Tulkarem

(Al Bireh-6/02/2012): In response to severe weather conditions witnessed in the oPt last week, Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the Qatar Red Crescent Society distributed in-kind assistance to tens of elderly persons at the PRCS Care Home in Nablus as well as to tens of children at the Society’s Childhood Protection Center in Tulkarem.

Palestine Red Crescent Society:

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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report 29 February - 06 March 2012 [EN/AR]

Key issues

  • Two Palestinian children were killed, and three others were injured in the West Bank by unexploded ordnance (UXO)

  • Increased power outages continue throughout the Gaza Strip due to insufficient fuel supply to run the Gaza Power Plant, disrupting the delivery of public services, and impacting daily civilian life.

  • Israeli authorities allow first transfer of goods from Gaza to the West Bank since the beginning of the blockade in mid-2007.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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PRCS provides its services to communities affected by severe weather conditions in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

(Al Bireh- 4/3/2012): PRCS provided relief services to communities affected by severe weather conditions prevailing since last Tuesday, as follows:

Palestine Red Crescent Society:

Copyright © Palestine Red Crescent Society