Appeals & Response Plans
- Egypt: Floods - Oct 2016
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Egypt: Floods - Jan 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Egypt: Landslide - Sep 2008
- Locusts - Aug 2004
- Egypt: Floods - Nov 1994
- Sudan/Egypt: Earthquakes - Aug 1993
- Egypt: Earthquake - Oct 1992
- Egypt: Floods Due To Canal Collapse - Dec 1991
Maps & Infographics
June 16, 2015. The Egyptian authorities have decided to extend the operation of the Rafah crossing, which was supposed to close yesterday, until Thursday. The crossing is open for Palestinians to cross into Gaza from Egypt and for exit from Gaza to Egypt for those who fall under the approved categories: patients with referrals to Egyptian hospitals, students, and foreign residency and foreign passport holders.
March 16, 2014. Four days after an escalation in hostilities, the crossings between Gaza and Israel remain almost completely closed. Kerem Shalom Crossing has been closed to passage of goods since Thursday and opened on Sunday only for the transfer of fuel and cooking gas to the Strip. Movement of people at Erez Crossing has also been limited since Thursday. The crossing is open only for urgent medical cases and exit of foreign citizens who request advance coordination. The crossing is closed to those wishing to return to Gaza via Israel.
July 8, 2013. Rafah Crossing, between Gaza and Egypt, has been closed since Friday afternoon following a period when it operated under restricted conditions. According to the Palestinian Crossings Authority, current to today, about 10,000 Palestinians are waiting inside Gaza for the crossing to open. The Crossings Authority has stopped signing people up on the list to exit via Egypt.
In late May 2011, Egypt announced the permanent opening of Rafah Crossing to all Gaza residents holding a Palestinian passport and identity card. According to the new rules, the crossing is to open every day with the exception of Friday. Men between the ages of 18 and 40 will be permitted to travel if they hold a foreign passport or visa to enter a third country, have foreign residency or are patients seeking medical treatment or students at academic institutions abroad. All other men in this age group require special coordination with Egypt in order to travel through Rafah.